Looking for the latest race results? - We got you covered right here!
Guess I should have written "just because you're over 30". Lots of riders have their best years in their 30es.
The facts are that the team is underperforming and a reason for that MIGHT be their aging roster, where many of them has never been stars or been great riders or is clearly past their best for quite some time. That was the only thing that was being suggested.
Quite a difference between stating that it MIGHT be their "aging rosters", and straight up writing "lots of old riders".
How come you are allowed to make an arbitrary definition of "old" (older than 30), but I'm not?
They also have the second-highest average age of all WT and PRT teams. And even the one team that has them beat (no points for guessing who) only is 0.6 years ahead of them. Of course, it should drop a little when Sagan and company leave after this year, but even without him I agree there's a bit too much past glory to their roster.I am counting six riders born in the 80s and eight riders above 30 in total.
8/25 is close to a third of the team.
Then you have about 6-7 more riders that are close to thirty or will soon be thirty.
I would say that is a roster that has a lot of "old" riders on it, as I said.
I think neither are top favourites here. Both would likely have to win solo, because Higuita and Skjelmose are both faster in a sprint and should be up there if they're in decent form, not to mention the likes of Ulissi, Hirschi, Aranburu, Strong, Schelling who could or should all be competitive on this terrain too. Now, winning solo is definitely possible in this race, but I'm not particularly confident in either being the strongest on the day.So Marc Soler to finally break free of his UAE shackles and win
Gran Premio Miguel Indurain
this weekend ??????
Or will Richie Carapaz deny him ??