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  1. G.P. Industria Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese - UCI 1.1

    Team orders: none.

    Expectations on me (from the team): none.

    Expectations placed on myself: after receiving the above information, also none.

    UCI 1.1 racing is supposed to be a big step up, a big change and so I was given nothing to do except to survive in the bunch for as long as possible. It was basically 9 laps of a circuit just over 20km with a little bit at the start, making the whole thing 200km. The attitude I took towards the race was that crossing ...

    Updated 11-09-2011 at 06:53 PM by David Mclean

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  2. No, I haven't raced yet.

    ... But this is (finally) for real now, I am officially on the UCI website as a member of the Meridiana Kamen Team, which means I will be able to race on Thursday. Here is the startlist: http://www.sccarnaghese.it/gpcarnago-squadre.htm there are a fair few recognisable names there, not mine though, I am on the reserve list because of my late arrival to the team but I will definitely be starting, phew. Some famous names in particular (perhaps for the wrong reasons) in the Miche team. Itís funny and ...

    Updated 11-09-2011 at 06:53 PM by David Mclean

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  3. Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Agostoni.

    So for reasons explained in the previous blog I went to watch (rather than ride) two 1.1 races near Milan this week called the Coppa Ugo Agostoni and Coppa Bernocchi. For those not aware of the UCI category system of racing anything that is classified as X.1 is a race that can only be entered by teams that are at continental level or higher, this means that the quality and depth of talent isnít in the least bit diluted, making the racing very difficult. For anyone from Italy however, these races ...

    Updated 11-09-2011 at 06:54 PM by David Mclean

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  4. Latest update.

    Hi, much has happened since the last blog but also very little. The rush to actually get here and get settled in from the UK has turned into something more akin to the southern Italian pace of life. There is one speed at which things can be done and to try and accelerate that pace is ultimately futile. It is a Mediterranean way of doing things that I am actually used to (from my old team in Nice), so to that end I regretfully must announce that my first race will only be on the 25th of August. The ...

    Updated 11-09-2011 at 06:55 PM by David Mclean

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  5. Mclean 1, Menchov 1.

    First things first, thanks to all those who came to my farewell curry and dinner the other night. All I can say is that it was a good thing I rang Easyjet ahead of time and got them to put some toilet paper in the fridge ready for my flight to Naples in the morning. Since then I've only eaten the finest, tastiest, gourmandiest offerings that Italy has to give. It's been 24 hours and I've already had, pasta, pizza and gelato. I should be ashamed of myself for bringing my blog down to toilet humour ...

    Updated 11-09-2011 at 06:55 PM by David Mclean

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