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Tour de France 2024 - team line-ups

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Alpecin too cool to put their team on TwiXXer, apparently, and I don't do Instagram, so
PHILIPSEN Jasper
VAN DER POEL Mathieu
LAURANCE Axel
VERMEERSCH Gianni
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
DILLIER Silvan
RICKAERT Jonas
RIESEBEEK Oscar ooops
GHYS Robbe


So that just leaves Bora, who of course will have to do a big presentation to unveil themselves as Red Bull, Intermarche and Arkea still to confirm their teams (EDIT: apart from Soudal QS of course).
 
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I'm not at all surprised by this (in fact I expected it & I was more surprised by his initial inclusion in the team), but it's still strange how Kuss was fit enough to be on the startlist a few days ago but now he's out.

 
No Kuss at the TDF

If Vingegaard is anywhere near the shape to contend for victory, this is an enormous blow. If Jorgenson isn't in superb shape they likely have nobody to drop Almeida, Ayuso or Yates, other than Vingegaard himself. That one top domestique to let the race totally explode is really important if you want to attack.
 
If Vingegaard is anywhere near the shape to contend for victory, this is an enormous blow. If Jorgenson isn't in superb shape they likely have nobody to drop Almeida, Ayuso or Yates, other than Vingegaard himself. That one top domestique to let the race totally explode is really important if you want to attack.

I'd wager Vingegaard isn't in shape to contend for victory. Kuss wasn't in shape either.

The real 'blow' here is to the copium narrative whereby Visma would only select these riders if their condition is good. No. Kuss didn't just catch Corona in recent days, i.e. his form has ranged from unremarkable to downright bad since the beginning of the season.

The point isn't even about when he caught Covid but rather the fact Kuss had evidently no form last week & yet he was still named in the team. Maybe they thought he'd improve but clearly that hasn't happened.
 
I'd wager Vingegaard isn't in shape to contend for victory. Kuss wasn't in shape either.

The real 'blow' here is to the copium narrative whereby Visma would only select these riders if their condition is good. No. Kuss didn't just catch Corona in recent days, i.e. his form has ranged from unremarkable to downright bad since the beginning of the season.

The point isn't even about when he caught Covid but rather the fact Kuss had evidently no form last week & yet he was still named in the team. Maybe they thought he'd improve but clearly that hasn't happened.

Regardless it is a blow if Vinge is by miracle in decent enough shape to challenge for the win.

I also suspect TJV is kinda desperate at the moment as TDF can represent saviour to their underwhelming season. It is going from bad to worse in 2024 for them.