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Nothing more than average. His top 10 in Colombia is perhaps something to build on, but all of his other results aren't exactly impressive to me, for a 24yo.
Which is why I posted about him here, and didn't instantly go "Torstein Træen is the new Whoever!" Besides, having your breakthrough at 24 isn't that late, I think our expectations might simply have been slightly screwed by all the kids coming in and winning big races first thing.
 
Apparently Van Wilder had 2 punctures prior to the first climb and it cost him a bit to get back. Leknessund got dropped about the same time but i read somewhere that he would focus primarily on the ITT. Both lost around 2 minutes but still in the top 30. Tejada on the other hand, was very good on the last climb and only lost about 1m20s.

He seems like he has been træening well over the winter.
Considering a namechange. Torstein > Chuchu.
 
Don't think Tejada will have many opportunities to ride for himself unfortunately.

Almeida was hands down the most impressive amongst the youngsters here, he set the pace for a few km and still managed to finish just outside the top10.

Geniets has also been a pleasant surprise so far. Leknessund and Van Wilder were ok, it's the first race of the season and they are not used to be competitive so early so there's probably room for improvement.
 
Don't think Tejada will have many opportunities to ride for himself unfortunately.

Almeida was hands down the most impressive amongst the youngsters here, he set the pace for a few km and still managed to finish just outside the top10.

Geniets has also been a pleasant surprise so far. Leknessund and Van Wilder were ok, it's the first race of the season and they are not used to be competitive so early so there's probably room for improvement.
Thought Tejada was also strong and quite promising. Considering Van Wilder's two punctures and having to chase twice on the hardest stage of the week, i think his result is quite extraordinary. Don't forget he's two years younger than Almeida for instance and the youngest of the entire peloton. This was really a quality field, and i think all of them did great. Almeida was a beast, top 10 in GC. But also Leknessund and Van Wilder snuck into the top 20 of GC with a strong ITT performance. Kämna didn't get much hype this week but also a strong performance by him:

 
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