Tour de l'Avenir 2021 (August 13-22)

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Hellemose was probably also mainly focusing on peaking at the Baby Giro. He might also be saving energy to go for a stage win. Hindsgaul didn't crak at all, but he doesn't really have position that's worth defending. I expected the Germans to do a little bit better.
 
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Yeah, but it also looks like Norge twin nr. 1 is on a different level compared to the Baby Giro.
Sure, he's continued to improve from the start of the season, where his brother initially seemed like the better rider after the Tour of Turkey. A scoop for Uno-X that they managed to keep hold of them, cause right now there must be a few interested teams.
 
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Team Sky dominance type of race with 22 km to go, lead group with

Hvideberg, Johannesen, Ardila, Rodriguez, yellow jersey Johannesen, Toumire, Zana, Leemreize, Hindsgaul, Messner, Dinham, Gloag and Ecuadorians Lopez and Rosero
 
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Sure, he's continued to improve from the start of the season, where his brother initially seemed like the better rider after the Tour of Turkey. A scoop for Uno-X that they managed to keep hold of them, cause right now there must be a few interested teams.
Yesterday he did 5.9 W/kg for over 44min on the final climb, a high level climbing performance for his age.

With the Johannessen twins you have to say that it's the first season that they focus only on road cycling, before they also did cx and mtb, so they should have more margins to improve than the typical u23 stage racer from Norway who is already a pro at that age. The same could be said about Verre, another Mtb and CX guy who just recently fully switched to road cycling.
 
Yesterday he did 5.9 W/kg for over 44min on the final climb, a high level climbing performance for his age.

With the Johannessen twins you have to say that it's the first season that they focus only on road cycling, before they also did cx and mtb, so they should have more margins to improve than the typical u23 stage racer from Norway who is already a pro at that age. The same could be said about Verre, another Mtb and CX guy who just recently fully switched to road cycling.
Completely flat 80km before as the entire stage helps a lot.

Pretty sure only like 9 guys in the Tour peloton were faster on Loze than the Tour de l'Avenir stage winner a year prior.
 
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Tobias Johanessen is not as talented as Pogačar or even Bernal but he still seems really good a bit better than Foss, I think.
It will be interesting to see how the twins develop as they are staying at UnoX. Tobias J looks like a more talented climber than Foss, but Foss is very strong when the races gets hard and long and is consistent for the last week of a GT. Also the team has been really strong, in both cases. Foss had great support from Sleen and Idar Andersen. The team around Tobias Halland Johanessen looks even stronger.
 
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Completely flat 80km before as the entire stage helps a lot.

Pretty sure only like 9 guys in the Tour peloton were faster on Loze than the Tour de l'Avenir stage winner a year prior.
I agree, on the other hand some of the small pure climbers from South America who aren't used to riding a high tempo on the flat might suffer more on this kind of stage.
 
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