New Cycling season

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  1. Rich Taff

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    Another great ride today from Yates.

    5/5 isn't bad :)

    I imagine the Yates brothers will be there in the season after next.
     
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    Nasty, nasty crash for Froome. Top road cyclists are real tough nuts, but that’s going to take some coming back from. Wish him well.
     
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    Tough is right. I raced in college and it was really hard. I can only imagine what the pros go through.
     
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    Road rash is bad enough, without pesky walls and things getting in the way.
     
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    Totally open TdF.
    One of the commentators brought up an interesting point though. A lot of teams don't know what to do any more, as they're so used to following/chasing Sky.
    Ineos still looking good, but crazy amount of mountain stages/finishes, and G has been known to hit the wall (no pun intended) in the past. and Bernal is still very young.
     
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    Fantastic TdF. Bernal is a hell of a talent.

    What do Ineos do if Froome, Bernal and G are all fit next year? Could one team really field the winners of 6 of the last 7 tours?

    If Froome’s back I’d have thought most likely that G would either move on or be the leader at the Giro and / or Vuelta.
     
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    Bernal was set to be leader at the Giro this year, but had to withdraw.
    I can see the target being Giro-Bernal, Tour-Froome, Vuelta - G.

    Very dependant on how the organiser go about trying to 'sky/ineos-proof' the race.

    Also, I'm wondering if they're targetting the classics a bit more this year, as Pouls and Kwiatowski definitely didn't look in Grand Tour form.
     
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