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Five things we learned from the Tour de Suisse 2021

Five things we learned from the Tour de Suisse 2021

Richard Carapaz looks in top form heading into the Tour de France Richard Carapaz showed he is in very good form as he prepares for…

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Richard Carapaz looks in top form heading into the Tour de France

Richard Carapaz showed he is in very good form as he prepares for his main objectives of the year, the Tour de France and the Olympic Games road race, having taken a stage and the overall victory at the Tour de Suisse 2021.

Carapaz ( Ineos Grenadiers ) used his team well on the flatter lands with the British super-team looking after the Ecuadorian, but he was left a bit isolated in the highest mountains, with only Irishman Eddie Dunbar left to look after him.

The Ineos leader was most impressive on stage five where he took his stage win. To attack with such force and speed to immediately distance his rivals and bridge across to the leader on the road, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana-Premier Tech), was impressive, but then to win the sprint a couple of kilometres later was outstanding. Everyone should fear Mathieu van der Poel in France this summer

It was almost as if Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) had never stepped off his road bike to race mountain bike after taking two stage wins in emphatic style at the Tour de Suisse.

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Van der Poel says that he is only looking for a stage win in his debut Grand Tour at the Tour de France, but many are tipping him as one of the big […]

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