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Rider schedules and targets for 2024 (also rumours and opinions allowed)

Now that the giro and the tour route are published, the teams as always will decide about how they will allocate their riders to the races next year.

Next year we will also have the Olympics, which will also have an impact.

With Vingegaard, Pogacar, Roglic and Evenepoel likely going to the tour, it´s perhaps a big chance for the tier2 CG rider to make a good result at the giro this year. For example Uijtdebroeks also said, that he will ride the giro next year. Almeida said, that he wants to ride the tour, because he wants to try something different, so that could mean Ayuso doing the giro perhaps?

There is plenty to discuss to overcome the next race free months with all the rumours regarding this topic so let´s start!
 
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Never mind a tridente, give us a horca of Pogacar, Ayuso, Almeida and Adam Yates at the Tour.
That would be quite interesting, but to be honest can´t see it coming. I think at least one out of A.Yates, Ayuso or Almeida will be sent to the giro. Most likely in my opinion right now Ayuso followed by Yates. Ayuso tried now two times the vuelta GC, so the most logical step would be to try the giro GC, because tour GC is reserved for Pogacar. A.Yates is also already 31, but never won a GT, despite having won a lot of one week stage races. This years tour had been his best GT perfomance ever, so would also make sense to try to go for the GC win in Italy and this could really be possible, if none of Vingegaard, Roglic, Evenepoel or Pogacar is going..
 
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Well, if some riders want to start with some altitude training next year, Colombia is the place to start. It has worked for some riders in the past. Sepp Kuss, Annemiek van Vleuten and others were regulars of training in Colombia. The Colombian Federation just approved the Tour Colombia again:


I hope they complete all the paperwork with the UCI on time.
 
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I would assume it got added after some "Really looking forward to racing the Tour next year" comments after/at the route presentation. So, pretty trustworthy as far at those things go.

Maybe, but I think it's important we remember to declare whether something is confirmed or not.
People on here can be quite gullible and in case things don't turn out as predicted, they might suffer mental breakdowns.
 
Maybe, but I think it's important we remember to declare whether something is confirmed or not.
People on here can be quite gullible and in case things don't turn out as predicted, they might suffer mental breakdowns.

In this case, it would have been a bigger surprise if one of them had declared his intention to not ride the Tour next year.
Of course, there's always the possibility that one of them won't, coz... lots can happen in six(ish) months, but as things stand right now, it's safe to assume that both Pogacar and Vingegaard has every intention of being in Florence 29/6/2024.

Also, rider schedules and targets are a lot more fluid that transfers.
 
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Hearsay and folklore.

Words from the riders themselves are pretty trustworthy.

Almeida was talking about wanting to do the Tour. Wanting is not doing though but I can imagine UAE being pursuaed if Almeida willingly goes as a pure domestique for Pog.

Otoh, Pogacar and Vingegaard probably both gets to do pretty much whatever races they want.

But, yeah... guess my mistake over in the 'Transfers and Rumours' thread was that I pointed out that - before it was confirmed - Costa-to-EF was just a rumour, but I didn't make any comments about the proven-to-be-false rumours regarding Uijtdebroeks-to-FDJ.
 
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Why not?
It looks yo-yo to us but I'm pretty sure he is one of the best in the peloton at pacing himself uphill, which is a very valuable skill in a mountain train.
So Ayuso really did say now after talking to his team, that he is likely going to the tour this year. Also Olympics and Worlds he would like to target. So with Almeida who also stated that he wants to go to the tour, I am curious what UAE will do in the end. They only top guy left would be A.Yates for the giro right now..
 
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