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And Bemer Cyclassics illustrates perfectly the point I was making. It's an obligatory WT race that almost always ends up in a sprint. EF have not brought anyone who can sprint because Van den Berg has different plans for this part of the season and they don't have anybody else.I have no problem with sprinters being less of a priority for the team but there are some races on the calendar that basically only a sprinter can have a good result in, so any WT team should have 2 or 3 guys who can get a decent result from a bunch sprint under right circumstances.
EF only have Van den Berg and he's not even confirmed for 2024.
And Bemer Cyclassics illustrates perfectly the point I was making. It's an obligatory WT race that almost always ends up in a sprint. EF have not brought anyone who can sprint because Van den Berg has different plans for this part of the season and they don't have anybody else.
Maybe Carthusian can somehow refine his prior climbing form,
Healy was never going to ride 2 GTs this year after such an intense spring.
Carapaz not coming back from TdF injury is a huge blow. That said, I'd also like to see Piccolo back on form, and I expect Quinn and Caicedo will be in breaks. And maybe Bissegger can do well in the ITT.
This guy has never finished a WT race higher than 50th overall and only one stage inside top20.Camargo should be Carthy's lieutenant in the mountains, correct?
I had very high hopes for Carapaz this year; he could have made a difference in GC. Healy has been a revelation hence the jump in one day points.It was nice to see Caicedo, Camargo and Quinn providing some good support for Carthy but all in vain as Carthy was dropped pretty early. It looks like EF is going to fail at GC in all 3 GTs this year, which is not a good look for a climbing-focused team. I always enjoy watching stage races much less when EF doesn't have anyone in contention for top10 overall.
Also I found this graph from PCS live today interesting.
EF have short term up and downs, but long term they really seem to trend downwards.
It depends on a year. Some years they announce plenty of transfers from early August (2018->2019 was like that, I believe), another time they tend to be pretty late compared to other teams.You follow them more closely than I. Has it been their habit in the past to delay the announcements, like they do with start lists?