2019 Tour de l'Avenir /// 15th - 25th of August (2.Ncup)

Ok, since nobody else has opened a thread so far, and the race is about to start, may i present to you, the thread to discuss the 2019 Tour de l'Avenir!

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Ten days of racing, with a restday on Wednesday August 21st and a 32,5km TTT on day 2

The stages (click to expand):


The riders (click to expand):

Slovenia

1 Primozic, Jaka
1998​
2 Finkst, Tilen
1997​
3 Hocevar, Kristijan
1999​
4 Horvat, Ziga
1998​
5 Jarc, Aljaz
1999​
6 Cemazar, Nik
1999​

Belgium

11 Moniquet, Sylvain
1998​
12 Reynders, Jens
1998​
13 Vansevenant, Mauri
1999​
14 Van Tricht, Stan
1999​
15 Van Wilder, Ilan
2000​
16 Verschaeve, Viktor
1998​

France


Denmark


Norway

41 Foss, Tobias
1997​
42 Andersen, Idar
1999​
43 Sleen, Torjus
1997​
44 Urianstad, Martin Bugge
1999​
45 Holstad, Ludvik
1998​
46 Wærenskjold, Søren
2000​

Italy

51 Aleotti, Giovanni
1999​
52 Bagioli, Andrea
1999​
53 Battistella, Samuele
1998​
54 Conca, Filippo
1998​
55 Covi, Alessandro
1998​
56 Oldani, Stefano
1998​

Germany

61 Zimmerman, Georg
1997​
62 Haller, Patrick
1997​
63 Heinschke, Leon
1999​
64 Heidemann, Miguel
1998​
65 Märkl, Niklas
1999​
66 Rutsch, Jonas
1998​

Switzerland

71 Bissegger, Stefan
1998​
72 Froidevaux, Robin
1998​
73 Jacobs, Johan
1997​
74 Debons, Antoine
1998​
75 Lüscher, Damian
1997​
76 Suter, Joel
1998​

Netherlands

81 Arensman, Thymen
1999​
82 Eekhoff, Nils
1998​
83 Hoole, Daan
1999​
84 Inkelaar, Kevin
1997​
85 Schelling, Ide
1998​
86 Van Den Berg, Lars
1998​

Great Britain

91 Hayter, Ethan
1998​
92 Pidcock, Thomas
1999​
93 Brown, Jim
2000​
94 Scott, Robert
1998​
95 Wright, Fred
1999​
96 Balfour, Stuart
1997​

Eritrea

101 Ghirmay, Biniyam
2000​
102 Mulueberhan, Henok
1999​
103 Debesay, Jakob
1999​
104 Tesfazion, Natnael
1999​
105 Habtemichael, Daniel
1997​
106 Tewelde, Robel
1997​

Spain


Ecuador


Portugal

131 Magalhaes, Jorge
1997​
132 Campos, Francisco
1997​
133 Carvalho, Goncalo
1997​
134 Mota, Guilherme
2000​
135 Salvador, Marcelo
1997​
136 Silva, Afonso
2000​

Austria

141 Bayer, Tobias
1999​
142 Friedrich, Marco
1998​
143 Gall, Felix
1998​
144 Gamper, Patrick
1997​
145 Vermeulen, Moran
1997​
146 Wildauer, Markus
1998​

Luxembourg

151 Ries, Michel
1998​
152 Conter, Ken
1999​
153 Kluckers, Arthur
2000​
154 Weyrich, Maxime
1997​
155 Pries, Cedric
2000​
156 Heiderscheid, Colin
1998​

Russia

161 Nekrasov, Denis
1997​
162 Fokin, Mikhail
1997​
163 Sidorov, Igor
1999​
164 Sherstnev, Timofei
1999​
165 Vtyurin, Anton
2000​
166 Fatkullin, Valeriy
1998​

Auvergne Rhone-Alpes

171 Acosta, Thomas
1997​
172 Guillot, Jocelyn
1998​
173 Jarnet, Maxime
1998​
174 Lebreton, Jacques
1999​
175 Louvet, Louis
1997​
176 Rondeau, Fabien
1997​

Australia

181 White, Nicholas
1997​
182 Groves, Kaden
1998​
183 Evans, Alexander
1997​
184 Magennis, Liam
1997​
185 Jenner, Samuel
1997​
186 Potter, Michael
1997​

Belarus

191 Volkau, Ilya
1997​
192 Marchuk, Dzianis
2000​
193 Tsimoshyk, Uladzislai
1999​
194 Saroka, Aliaksandr
1998​
195 Shpakovski, Yahor
1997​
196 Shauchenka, Siarhei
1998​

Canada

201 Zukowsky, Nickolas
1998​
202 Cote, Pier-Andre
1997​
203 Roberge, Adam
1997​
204 Katerberg, Ben
2000​
205 Chrétien, Charles-Etienne
1999​
206 Gervais, Laurent
1997​

Centre Mondial du Cyclisme

211 O'Mahony, Darragh
1997​
212 Samudio, Carlos Ariel
1997​
213 Kelemen, Petr
2000​
214 Sekkak, Imad
2000​
215 Healy, Ben
2000​
216 Sedlacek, Vojtech
1999​

Colombia


Hungary

231 Peak, Barnabas
1998​
232 Valter, Attila
1998​
233 Karl, Adam Kristof
1999​
234 Fetter, Erik
2000​
235 Dina, Daniel
1997​
236 Vas, Balazs
2000​

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

241 Lalba, Clément
1997​
242 Agut, Maxime
1998​
243 Rossini, Quentin
1998​
244 Lapierre, Louis
1997​
245 Foulon, Dorian
1998​
246 Langella, Lilian
2000​

USA

251 Jorgenson, Matteo
1999​
252 Voigt, Eric
1998​
253 Hecht, Gage
1998​
254 Hernandez, Michael
1997​
255 Haidet, Lance
1997​
256 Sheehan, Riley
2000​
Let's go!
 
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It’s a shame that Ardila and Leknessund wont be here, I had been looking forward to see Leknessund go up against the the top riders of u23.

It’s not easy to figure out who is the top favourite for this race:

- Bagioli might be the best pure climber of the race but hasnt been great since he withdrew from the BabyGiro. Doubts about his shape.

Pidcock is a big, big talent and was climbing well in Alsace. It’s the first time I’ve seen him compete in a mountaineous race tho and I’m not sure the competition he faced was top notch. He will have plenty of support in mountains and in the ttt though.

- Einer Rubio was best of the rest in the BabyGiro after Ardila. Will bleed time in the ttt so question is if he can make it up in the short mountain stages. The Colombian team has other options as well with Alba, Garcia and Tejada.

- Belgium has a strong squad with at least 3 good climbers. I believe it’s a year too early for Vansevenant and Van Wilder (the latter has been very impressive this season) and Verschaeve is a good climber but not a true gc rider imo.

- Champoussin is the one France will hope for. He is very consistent but there are better climbers than him in the race, so everything would need to go right for him to win.

- The Dutch team should be mentioned as well, though they dont have a true candidate for the win imo.

- Then there are guys such as Valter, Ries, Cepeda, Evans or one or the Austrians who could feature in the top 10 but probably wont win.

One last note: Denmark are sending a team full of strong guys and since they dont have a gc candidate (Andreas Kron can climb s bit but it’s not his specialty) they will likely try to win as many stages as possible. With Norsgaard and Price-Pejtersen they are top favourites for the ttt and Stokbro could, if lucky, win a stage from a sprint.
 
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Interesting hilly and transitional stages, but way too many really short mountain stages. That could have an influence on the gc. Bagioli was able to win a stage at the end of the Giro della Valle d'Aosta, so it is possible that his form is good.
Climbing wise a healthy Rubio should be the strongest on a stage like the Meribel stage. Eritrea is bringing a strong team filled with interesting stagehunters.
 
It’s a shame that Ardila and Leknessund wont be here, I had been looking forward to see Leknessund go up against the the top riders of u23.

It’s not easy to figure out who is the top favourite for this race:

- Bagioli might be the best pure climber of the race but hasnt been great since he withdrew from the BabyGiro. Doubts about his shape.

Pidcock is a big, big talent and was climbing well in Alsace. It’s the first time I’ve seen him compete in a mountaineous race tho and I’m not sure the competition he faced was top notch. He will have plenty of support in mountains and in the ttt though.

- Einer Rubio was best of the rest in the BabyGiro after Ardila. Will bleed time in the ttt so question is if he can make it up in the short mountain stages. The Colombian team has other options as well with Alba, Garcia and Tejada.

- Belgium has a strong squad with at least 3 good climbers. I believe it’s a year too early for Vansevenant and Van Wilder (the latter has been very impressive this season) and Verschaeve is a good climber but not a true gc rider imo.

- Champoussin is the one France will hope for. He is very consistent but there are better climbers than him in the race, so everything would need to go right for him to win.

- The Dutch team should be mentioned as well, though they dont have a true candidate for the win imo.

- Then there are guys such as Valter, Ries, Cepeda, Evans or one or the Austrians who could feature in the top 10 but probably wont win.

One last note: Denmark are sending a team full of strong guys and since they dont have a gc candidate (Andreas Kron can climb s bit but it’s not his specialty) they will likely try to win as many stages as possible. With Norsgaard and Price-Pejtersen they are top favourites for the ttt and Stokbro could, if lucky, win a stage from a sprint.
Yeah, I pretty much agree, for the most part. Probably Foss and Covi need to be mentioned though. And given his age and experience, i wouldn't rule out Inkelaar. He hasn't convinced me with a top result so far, but maybe he'll find this Tdl'A laid down for him. Arensman still needs to confirm last years result. I also fear the Belgian guys (Vansevenant & Van Wilder) are too young to really go for glory. They may be a force to be reckoned with next year. Van Wilder is very realistically aiming for a top 20 in GC. I think that is a bit conservative, because i think he could do between 10-15 in this field.
 
Didnt realise Foss was 7th here two years ago. He was a great talent going into the u23 ranks but his development has not been as rapid as some of his peers.

He has had a nice season so far so he might be able to get a good result actually, perhaps top 5 is not entirely out of reach for him.

The italians have a quite a strong squad with Covi, Conca, Oldani and Batistelli as well but Bagioli is the only one of them who can actually win the race.

I’m leaning a bit towards Pidcock for the overall because of his team and recent form but I agree with you that Rubio is probably the best climber here
 
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Inkelaar also crashed hard according to reports. Don't know if he finished or also had to abandon. Big blow as he is/was one of the favourites.
 
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Let's do a little update, the judges decided to give everyone in the crash the same time as the first peloton (@52"). This included riders that didn't even cross the line.

Today is the TTT. As forecasted before, Ecuador did bad enough.
* Bustamante for Colombia did start the TTT
 

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