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Teams & Riders Brothers in (crank) arms - Yates Discussion Thread

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I am interested to see how Simon goes at Visma Lease A Bike. He is entering a very different environment where his race program will be different and he will need to go on team altitude camps, however, he will receive more overall support to help his performance.
Simon could use a change of scenery, and he may even, or should, get leadership at the Giro. Cian is hardly a lock at the moment and Jorgenson is not yet proven to be GC material.
 
The aspect of the brotherly struggle/fight, each brother in one of the two current top teams, is of course interesting.

But it remains a shame that almost all the good sub-toppers are taken away from the "normal" teams in order to strengthen the already monstrously strong UAE and VLAB teams. To a slightly lesser extent the Bora and Ineos teams. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the regular decent teams (Soudal-Quickstep, Movistar, Lotto, Uno X, a few promising French teams) to compete. Just outnumbered in champions, superdomestiques and power.
 
The aspect of the brotherly struggle/fight, each brother in one of the two current top teams, is of course interesting.

But it remains a shame that almost all the good sub-toppers are taken away from the "normal" teams in order to strengthen the already monstrously strong UAE and VLAB teams. To a slightly lesser extent the Bora and Ineos teams. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the regular decent teams (Soudal-Quickstep, Movistar, Lotto, Uno X, a few promising French teams) to compete. Just outnumbered in champions, superdomestiques and power.
I don't think Bora are doing it to a lesser extent, Hindley is a GT winner and isn't even Roglic's main domestique.

At least Ineos just have three GT podium pretenders (Thomas, Rodriguez, Bernal), all at a similar level. One per race, if needed. None are being used mainly as luxury domestiques for the other.
 
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Shocking images emerging tonight from stage 13 of Adam Yates heroically resisting attempts to physically wrestle him out of the breakaway.

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