So next year we can assume the racing should be much more open and reckless. Young guns will take their shot and established teams will need to strategize and respond. That may be the problem for Ineos, Astana and Jumbo...who can last 3 weeks?so why wasnt he dominant in the third ? it kind of proves our point doesnt it
The eventual winners may be those that can respond and adjust strategy most fluidly.
That's assuming all of the guys we're talking about are at some relative peak parity, which never seems to be the case. The most recent GT winners include guys that are adaptable, guys that seize the opportunity and are somewhat/very lucky and one guy that ground out a win against diminishing competition.
I'll project that the TdF has to be the Big Prize next year for Ineos (whoever they settle on), Jumbo and some wild card. Jumbo should let TD check his recovery before assigning him leadership as he is strong enough to wreck himself for a race, a season and a recovery season. His best race would likely be the Giro but it could be too early and the Vuelta is too crazy. Froome is in that category but Ineos will reload a replacement very quickly and he'll be fading into their history. Astana...will never quite get it together although Superman should win the Vuelta; it would only be fair.