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Lesser known races 2023 edition

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Münsterland Giro is on as well today. There's quite a bit of wind which could spice up the race, but at this point of the season, most teams probably prefer an easy sprint.
According to PCS at https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/munsterland-giro/2023/startlist Ewan is down for the start which should be interesting, and Kristoff as well after his exploits in Croatia. Philipsen should be favourite though as it's a pretty flat finish. If it's a good cross wind then it could be mayhem as the last 60km are pancake flat.
 
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According to PCS at https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/munsterland-giro/2023/startlist Ewan is down for the start which should be interesting, and Kristoff as well after his exploits in Croatia. Philipsen should be favourite though as it's a pretty flat finish. If it's a good cross wind then it could be mayhem as the last 60km are pancake flat.
I'd think Kooij is the favourite, also because Philipsen said that he is still feeling last week's sickness. But yeah, who knows, this late in the season it's always hard to predict what shape someone is going to show up with.
 
Ewan needs to be there at the end otherwise he'll be on the sidelines next year -
https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...y-maybe-i-should-have-handled-that-internally
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The fast Australian has been at odds with his team for some time, which was widely reported in the media. Lotto-Dstny seems to want to get rid of him, although CEO Stéphane Heulot recently made an attempt at HLN. "We are talking to Caleb and his agent about how we can help him. Caleb has talent, but right now it's not showing. We really tried everything to help him."

"I said things about Caleb that I meant, but maybe I should have handled that internally. I therefore regret that it turned out this way," said Heulot, who was referring to his statements during the Tour de France. "I am very, very disappointed in him. That's not how you leave the Tour. He just hung his head. In a way that I can't say a good word about. A real champion lifts his team, he doesn't do this," the team boss of the Belgian formation noted during the Tour de France after the resignation of his leader. (end quote)
 
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