IMO they should have selected Teuns as well.Probably more remarkable is that it is the first time outside a national championship that van Aert and Evenepoel are riding the same race. On the 2 previous occasions van Aert won while Evenepoel finished 3rd. I'm guessing the Belgian team could live with the same result.
I doubt it is a Bahrain thing. According to the Spanish national coach, Landa wanted to go to the Olympics skiping the Tour, so he asked the team to ride Giro and Vuelta this year and the team agreed to that race schedule.
It's steep, but it's also 34 km from the finish. It won't necessarily be the best climber who wins the race.IMO they should have selected Teuns as well.
Evenepoel and Van Aert only have an outside chance in the road race IMO. They have never performed with the best on a climb as hard as Mikuni Pass IIRC.
Would have been better to have a third option to play with.
What's the reason Mohoric is not riding in Tokyo?
I guess it must be the incredible stupidity of the National coach! I can't find any other reason...
No it's not. It's just as much Mohorič's decision. He has ridden both Giro and Tour and he needs time off. He doesn't think the route is suitable enough to him, so it would be too much to go there strictly as a domestique. Polanc and Tratnik should do a good enough job at that.
I find it almost impossible to say what effect the Tour / the short time between/ the jet-lag will have. Will the guys who went to the Tour have a huge disadvantage or will they have an advantage after all with the hard racing in their legs?bNator mentioned the betting odds for the ITT in another thread. Looks like WVA, Roglic, Evenepoel, Dennis, Ganna are the bookies' favorites to win. In that order (Betfair)
Followed by Almeida, Dumoulin and Asgreen. With Cavagna and McNulty further behind.
Küng not even in the top-10 on Betfair.
I think Ganna, Evenepoel, Van Aert , Dennis and Dumoulin will duke it out. What do you all think?
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