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No surprise that Chris Froome has missed out. Bernal has an injury niggle too, it seems. Could be a chance for another team to win it for once.
 

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No surprise that Chris Froome has missed out. Bernal has an injury niggle too, it seems. Could be a chance for another team to win it for once.
Yes...with Froome leaving the team at the end of the year he wasn’t going to get the support he needs, still surprised with the admission of G....Bernal will take some beating if he can replicate last years form.
 

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It'll also seem strange to have a Sky/Ineos team for the Tour de France with no Wout Poels.
 

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Yes...with Froome leaving the team at the end of the year he wasn’t going to get the support he needs, still surprised with the admission of G....Bernal will take some beating if he can replicate last years form.
Froome is leading the team at the Vuelta and G is leading the team at the Giro. Both are in October which gives both of them a bit of time to find some form.

Along with Bernal, a lot of the normal suspects are struggling with injury or form heading in to the Tour. Roglic looked very strong at the Dauphine but crashed and pulled out of the last stage. Dumoulin, Kruijswijk and Alaphilippe look a bit short of form as does Quintana, Landa, Dan Martin and Yates.

It looks a bit wide open, could it be Pinot's year or Miguel Angel Lopez, those who like to attack or another of the youngsters coming through as Bernal did such as Pogacar?

In all likelihood though, it will still be a battle between Ineos (Bernal) and Jumbo-Visma (Roglic).
 

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Froome is leading the team at the Vuelta and G is leading the team at the Giro. Both are in October which gives both of them a bit of time to find some form.

Along with Bernal, a lot of the normal suspects are struggling with injury or form heading in to the Tour. Roglic looked very strong at the Dauphine but crashed and pulled out of the last stage. Dumoulin, Kruijswijk and Alaphilippe look a bit short of form as does Quintana, Landa, Dan Martin and Yates.

It looks a bit wide open, could it be Pinot's year or Miguel Angel Lopez, those who like to attack or another of the youngsters coming through as Bernal did such as Pogacar?

In all likelihood though, it will still be a battle between Ineos (Bernal) and Jumbo-Visma (Roglic).
A good way of using the team Thomas Giro, Froome Vuelta as three Grand Tours in two months would be too much for those two...as for the tour itself without the normal build up races there may be a surprise to be seen although I wouldn’t expect it to be from Quintana, it would be good to see Simon Yates nab a stage or two in the mountains.
 
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