Key Takeaways: Summing up the key action from the Vuelta a San Juan, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Saudi Tour, Volta Valenciana & Étoile de Bessèges. The top-level racing is coming thick and fast this week as the sport’s best riders come out of their off-season training camps to tune up their fitness, and team tactics, at race speed.
– This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. – A full breakdown would be far too dense (and difficult) with so many events and riders spread across the world. So, for the sake of brevity, and your sanity, I’ve condensed the nine key things that stuck out to me and something we should keep in mind as the season begins to ramp up during the Spring and into the Summer. Vuelta a San Juan
9.8km: On the false flat heading into the climb of the Alto Colorado to the finish line, Remco Evenepoel launches an attack and smartly attempts to use the poorly managed race motos to pace away from the group, but with a mild, draft-friendly climb ahead and Miguel Ángel López’s Medellin – EPM team pacing hard behind, this move is doomed to failure and will ruin Evenepoel’s chances of contesting the win. 4.7km: After his team’s work is done, López gets the front, puts everyone in the gutter, and impressively rides all the other riders off his wheel. While Sergio Higuita is dropped […]
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