Which riders will be affected the most by the Corona-crisis?

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well... most likely no Giro/Tour this year. Those who target podium in GC will not be happy obviously.
Wonder if the Vuelta will happen (if everything around Covid-19 goes extremely well) what kind of ultimate bad-ass field we can expect there...
 
In all seriousness I think that Valverde will suffer the most, as despite being able to - hopefully - keep training, at his age to stop racing for an extended period will take that edge off him I believe. Without racing at all this year, I don't see him racing at the front end of the peloton next season.

On form, Quintana loses out as has been mentioned. Though some have made the point that his early season form hasn't always translated to the GT's. Still, at least his confidence would have been up.

Riders who only raced sparingly last season - such as Dumoulin - also probably are affected more than most by this situation.
 
In all seriousness I think that Valverde will suffer the most, as despite being able to - hopefully - keep training, at his age to stop racing for an extended period will take that edge off him I believe. Without racing at all this year, I don't see him racing at the front end of the peloton next season.

On form, Quintana loses out as has been mentioned. Though some have made the point that his early season form hasn't always translated to the GT's. Still, at least his confidence would have been up.

Riders who only raced sparingly last season - such as Dumoulin - also probably are affected more than most by this situation.

Except it might be the opposite. He said today that with this layoff he just might extend his career another year.
 
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First name came into my mind has been tiesj benoot. He put decent performance in Paris-Nice and looked promising for the remainder part of the season. Old guns like valverde, nibali who are racing against time also affected in a bad manner.
 
When racing resumes, I'll be watching the oldest riders particularly..... they will have had 2-4 months without seeing even the shadow of a doping control, and are looking of a very compact fall, in the fall of their career.... so it would absolutely not be outside the realm of possibility, that someone used the break to return to the old ways.
 

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