It's all guessing, Pro Cycling Stats saying:Various media outlets say that Majka, Formolo, De la Cruz and Oliveira are set to ride the Tour.
I really don't think a team aspiring to win the Tour will pick a guy because he can do well on the ITT's. And he didn't show the best of recovery in the Giro, although his initial level was really good.Besides that, I personally think Mikkel Bjerg will get Tour debut for the needs in crosswind stages and the 2 TT's. Oliveira bothers to help Gaviria in Giro and maybe Grand tours debut for Camilo Ardila in the Vuelta.
He was number 3 at the first TT, 14 on the second and the last one he was injured and couldn't use his right leg and still was only 1:19 from Ganna. Pretty good from a 21 year old grand tour debut rider.I really don't think a team aspiring to win the Tour will pick a guy because he can do well on the ITT's. And he didn't show the best of recovery in the Giro, although his initial level was really good.
Agree. Ineos definetly wants to compete with Jumbo and UAE. The difference to "Froome years" will be, that they will not have the best time trialist out of the climbers in their ranks. For this reason they will not be able to use the usual train tactic with one leader.Ineos will take all the big dogs to the Tour regardless of the ITT. They want to compete against Jumbo. They won't take what happened last year. If they have 4 big names then be it. Even if Bernal or Carapaz lose time in the ITT they have different cards to play. IMHO.
Bernal, Carapaz, De Plus, Dennis, GHT, Martinez, Porte, Sivakov, Sosa, Thomas, YatesWhat about a trident of Thomas, Sivakov and Martínez for the Tour...?
C'mon, Ineos are all about winning the Tour and you can't do it with the likes of Martinez, De Plus, Sivakov or Sosa. Not even Adam Yates and Dennis is probably focussing on Olympics and we still don't know how he will fare in TdF as a protected rider.Bernal, Carapaz, De Plus, Dennis, GHT, Martinez, Porte, Sivakov, Sosa, Thomas, Yates
are in my eyes the riders from Ineos who could potentially end up in the top 10 of either the giro or the tour.
Kwiatkowski, Ganna, Amador and Pidcock could perhaps also, but I think they will used as pure domestiques in the grand tours..
I agree, that I would also bring strong time trial specialists to the tour.
Strong in time trial are:
Thomas, Martinez, Dennis and Porte, (Sivakov, GHT)
Then I would a least bring some very good climbers, who could attack in the mountains from a bit more far away, when domestiques from other teams have already fallen behind, so that Roglic and Pogacar have to chase them on their own while their time trial specialists are sitting on their wheels until the last kilometers of the stage.
This could be:
Bernal, Carapaz, De Plus, Sosa, Yates, (Sivakov, GHT)
In the tour 2019 this worked pretty good with Bernal and Thomas as an example. (Stage 18 and Stage 19, where Bernal attacked from far away)
I wouldn´t underestimate at least Martinez, De Plus and Sivakov in this context.C'mon, Ineos are all about winning the Tour and you can't do it with the likes of Martinez, De Plus, Sivakov or Sosa.
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