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.Philipsen will ride with the U23's in Yorkshire. I think the successor of Hirschi is known.
Not sure, but Andrea Piccolo and Alessio Martinelli are probably among them, going by their results in this race:Who are the u-23 riders to watch in 2020? I need to pick a few without a pro contract in one of the games but beyond Vermaerke and Pidcock, I have no idea who I should choose. Preferably those who could do well in l'Avenir, u-23 Giro, Aosta or u-23 WC.