Take 5 for Simon Yates at Giro. Hopefully this time he wins.
Bardet has a history of getting one long strong peak during the season in the years he was highly competitive in the Tour de France.Hart has been removed from the start list.
Somehow, I've convinced myself that this is the other year in his career when Simon Yates, isn't Simon Yates. And even more dreamily, would love to see him and Landa battling it out in the best GT in years.
Also not sure why Bardet isn't more favoured after his showing in The Tour of The Alps. Though i don't know how many TT Kms there in the Giro this year?
Bernal didn't race at all between the Tirreno and the Giro last year, it doesn't have to be a problem.The last time we saw Yates he was vomiting in Catalunya, if he doesn't race Asturias then I don't rate his chances. He has not raced properly since Paris Nice, that is a long time ago.
Missed this. What happened to him in Catalunya? Covid?The last time we saw Yates he was vomiting in Catalunya, if he doesn't race Asturias then I don't rate his chances. He has not raced properly since Paris Nice, that is a long time ago.
Caruso will ride the Tour.What's the Bahrain situation in terms of leadership with Landa/Bilbao? Co-leaders?
Is Caruso riding this or doing the Tour?
What’s the over/under of MAL falling apart and losing his high position on stage 20?
Almeida for his positioning. This is the reason why Oliveira and Costa do Giro for help him with that.* * * * * - Carapaz
* * * * - Yates, Almeida
* * * - Bardet, Lopez, Landa
* * - Skjelmose Jensen, Kelderman, Foss
* - Bilbao, Attila Valter,
Carapaz has the legs and a strong team.
As portuguese i hope João Almeida can win it, but not quite sure UAE has the best lineup for a race like this, and obviously he has to improve his positioning .
Yates...well...he can go from 8 to 80...never know what to expect. Same with lopea.
Bora has a sttong team, but who is the leader?
Landa...i'm a big fan. Lets see if he can escape falls. Bilbao can be a good outsider.
I'm looking fowrard to see how Skjelmose Jensen, Foss, Valter, Gall, Vansevenant and Arensman can perform
16 GT startsDoesn‘t Landa crash out of races very often, get sick, or have other bad luck? I fear something similar will happen in this Giro.
He seems to be quite popular, actually. People really hype him, sometimes…
The thing I don‘t understand, is (by the way): why does Landa have a 6% body fat body, and a 12-18% body fat face? When I see photos showing just his face, I always wonder how this can be a world class athlete in cycling up mountain roads…
Arensman?If Carapaz is anywhere near his 2019 form, or even his 2021 TdF form, it's going to be difficult to beat him.
Would love to see Bardet on the podium but I don't think he can sustain a full 3 week GT. MAL is the wildcard for me.
I'd also like to see a complete unknown or long-shot on the podium. The Giro is good for that these days...
Did they really have the pick? Everyone with a brain would take Simon over Adam 21 out of 20 times. Hes a better rider, and you actually notice when hes in a race.I’ve no idea who will win but I’d be happy with a Yates win mostly to laugh at Ineos for picking the wrong twin.
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