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Tour Lineups: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who’s Sporting What?

Jumbo Visma’s Wout Van Aert withdrew from the Belgium Nationwide Championships the place he was anticipated to defend his highway race title because of a minor knee harm that has created some fear round his participation within the Tour de France, beginning in Denmark in simply over per week. Van Aert apparently banged his knee on his bars throughout a coaching experience, and it has led to minor soreness in his knee. Thus far, they’re billing his resolution to skip Nats as a method to guarantee his Tour participation, and barring some important signs you’ll be able to in all probability anticipate to see him in Copenhagen subsequent week. There was some pleasure round information that Wout can be free to chase after the Inexperienced Jersey, which he could be a good wager to win. However whether or not he’s at his greatest or can keep within the race after placing his knee to work is the actual fear. Hope it’s nothing.

Anyway, the groups lining up for the Tour de France are likely to announce lineups proper about now or very quickly. If you wish to observe together with the adjustments, Twitter is (as standard) probably the most speedy for specific selections, however you may also observe the assorted adjustments at CyclingFever’s Tour Startlist, which they replace each day if no more. One other dependable supply is ProCyclingStat’s Tour Startlist, which additionally appears to be like very updated (as they’re on many issues).

Jumbo’s eight-rider formation have been introduced earlier this week, and the massive information was dropping Rohan Dennis. At the moment, AG2R launched its workforce and left off Greg Van Avermaet, preferring to emphasise climbers who might help Ben O’Connor after watching the previous Olympic Gold Medalist wrestle within the climbs of the Dauphiné. Only a hunch that Van Avermaet was eyeing the Roubaix-area cobbles stage, however no person believes that can play out just like the spring basic occasion, given the reasonably well mannered nature of the cobbles secteurs concerned. Stan De Wulf acquired the workforce’s closing spot, making his debut on the Grand Boucle.

One other rider on the sting proper now’s Max Schachmann, who examined constructive for COVID this week and can miss the Germany Nats, with a hope that he can be superb in time to start out in Copenhagen. His BORA Hansgrohe workforce simply watched Alexander Vlasov drop out of the Tour de Suisse whereas within the total lead, a part of a COVID wave that decimated the race’s ranks. They’ve added Lennard Kämna to their provisional 10-rider listing so each riders are tbd. Bahrain-Victorious misplaced Gino Mäder to COVID and have introduced that he received’t be making his Tour debut.

In the meantime, it’s time for one more Tour custom: new kits! Jumbo-Visma had introduced theirs earlier within the 12 months, and they’re fairly one thing.

LOVE. Now it appears to be like like BORA have a particular version equipment out:

Reserving judgment however no complaints. I imagine INEOS have a particular Tour equipment with extra white on it, however haven’t seen a picture but. Be at liberty so as to add extra in feedback. Thanks!


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