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Philipsen will ride with the U23's in Yorkshire. I think the successor of Hirschi is known.
I don't know the route for the U23 (length, climbs), but he is always there when in the final and copes a lot better with a hard race than many other pro sprinters (i'm inclined to say, better than most). Had a staggering amount of top 10 finishes with the pros (i think over 20), he's just lacking in top speed. If he can manage to become faster, a lot of those top 10 finishes will turn into wins. Or maybe he'll just turn into an allround classics rider? I don't know if there is anybody faster in the U23 though. He easily beat Groves yesterday, and he's said to be one of the fastest.

And if Foss (22) can win l'Avenir at his age, Philipsen (21) shouldn't feel bad about riding the U23 WC.
 
Niklas Larsen has been forced to withdraw from the Danish WC selection due to an injury. That’s a shame since the route suits him really well and he was probably Denmark’s best bet for a top result.
 
Some good news from the UK domestic scene after the demise of Team Wiggins.

The rumours were true and Trinity Racing are setting up a development road team for 2020, headlined by Tom Pidcock. Ben Healey is the only other confirmed rider so far, with another six yet to be announced. Likely to be non-UCI, which means no Tour of Britain or Yorkshire, but they should be able to compete at most of the major U-23 races?
 

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