One of the breakout stars of the 2023 season has definitely been Oier Lazkano. The Basque rider has taken the world by storm with eye-catching performances on Argentine mountains, Flemish cobbles, French cotes, in the Swiss Alps and on Spanish muritos. He's not half bad at time trialing either.
And he loves a good old breakaway, which has laid the foundation for most of his top results. As Spanish champion, there will be a bit pressure on his shoulders ahead of the Vuelta, but if given the chance, he seems to be able to deliver the goods. Both as a domestique for Mas and as a stage hunter, he could very well be on his way to a pretty successful home GT.