Teams & Riders Marc Hirschi discussion thread

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That's weird, especially when there's no official explanation. Can't they just say "he has problems with his teeth and therefor can't start as was planned? (Or did they? I don't see much social media.)
UAE seems to communicate about those kind of issues (Ulisse). But to me it is strange Hirschi is very much missing from Team UAE’s social media. There have been introduction interviews of Majka, Trentin and Gibbons for example.
 
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Hirschi's winter preparation has most likely been hampered by his sudden departure from Sunweb.

But there's still a lot of pressure on him to perform, i.e. this is a rider who lit up the Tour last year, won la Flèche Wallone & "almost" won Liège 4 days later.

So he should be up there with the likes of Alaphilippe as one day race favorites.
 
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Hirschi's winter preparation has most likely been hampered by his sudden departure from Sunweb.

But there's still a lot of pressure on him to perform, i.e. this is a rider who lit up the Tour last year, won la Flèche Wallone & "almost" won Liège 4 days later.

So he should be up there with the likes of Alaphilippe as one day race favorites.

And got a medal at the World Championships, let's not forget.
 
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In a Dutch podcast Thijs Zonneveld mentioned that UAE is also still a bit sceptical about racing because of his issues with Whereabouts and not answering questions at DSM
 
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In a Dutch podcast Thijs Zonneveld mentioned that UAE is also still a bit sceptical about racing because of his issues with Whereabouts and not answering questions at DSM
That actually makes more sense than the knee problems mentioned on the sporza live coverage.

He is one of the teams big names. It does not make sense why he has not started the season yet.
 
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