I guess Pidcock will be the man to beat.
He won on La Planche des belles filles in the Tour Alsace last year, against decent competition. Of course the high mountains could be different, but still.It’ll be interesting to see how Pidcock will fare in the big mountains. We havent really seen him against top competition on big climbs as he unfortunately crashed out of l’Avenir last year before the mountain stages.
He looked great at the Euros though so his shape looks to be fine.
Imo it's rather balanced and a fair overview.Very hard to say how Pidcock will go, given his lack of racing. He could well take some of the first few stages, but then fade on the last two.
There's a good preview here in English. It's a little Brit-centric perhaps, and the start list wasn't fully up to date then, but it seems they make Maxim Van Gils the slight favourite.
Yeah I’m aware, but he beat riders like Evans and Valter who are good climbers but still a level a two below the best u23 riders.He won on La Planche des belles filles in the Tour Alsace last year, against decent competition. Of course the high mountains could be different, but still.