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9 riders to watch at the 2022 Tour de Suisse

9 riders to watch at the 2022 Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Getty/Composite) The final WorldTour stage race before the Tour de France, the Tour de Suisse (June 12-19) is set to play its usual…

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The final WorldTour stage race before the Tour de France, the Tour de Suisse (June 12-19) is set to play its usual role this year of being a key dress rehearsal for July. Only this June, maybe even more so than usual.

The absence of two top Tour de France favourites Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) shouldn’t devalue the fact that one of their key rivals last July, podium finisher Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), won the Tour de Suisse outright last year. And after a Critérium du Dauphiné featuring a less star-studded lineup than usual, the Tour de Suisse certainly seems destined to take on even greater relevance when it comes to reading the omens for the Tour de France.

It’s not just about the GC, either. Riders like Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco), Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) and Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) will likely battle for the Tour de France sprints and while Suisse is very hilly this year, it should provide some form pointers.

Seeing how Tour-targeting riders (subject to final selection decisions) shape up against pros eking out their Giro d’Italia form like Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) or perhaps looking towards building for the Vuelta a España and the autumn Classics like Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) or Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) is also a perennial point of interest of Suisse. Every year, in fact, the Tour de Suisse offers the watershed moment in stage racing between one half of the season and the second, and 2022 is […]

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