What do you folks expect of Ackermann's perfromance?
So Lotto-Soudal send four riders to this WT race, and these are actually four of their probably slowest riders. That is strange…
Part of their Saudi team tested positive for covid afterwards and still have a red Covid Safe Ticket, so they couldn't get on a plane.
Vanhoucke also missed Provence due to sickness before, so my guess is that he also had Covid and still coudn't get on a plane.
Just had a look at the different stages.
Today, I somewhere read tomorrow‘s ITT in Algarve is 32kms long.
At UAE, it‘s nine kms, at Paris-Nice 13kms, if I remember correctly.
I‘m surprised the ITT at UAE is only nine kilometers long. In my opinion, 18-20 kms would have been perfect. Nine kms is too short, so I‘m really disappointed.