2021 Tour de France Preview: Edhud, a PEZ Grand Tour specialist, should miss another trip to France thanks to covid-19, but here’s his “2021 Grand Boukle Preview”. Winners, history, courses and notable points of the “BIG ONE” starting on Saturday.
Pogačar again … or another Slovenian?
Edition: 108, the race was first run in 1903.
timing: Earlier than usual from June 26th to July 18th to avoid conflict with the postponed Tokyo Olympics. .. ..
More fans on the roadside with “New Normal”
Caution: Stage 7, over 249.5 kilometers, Bierzon Le Creusot will be the longest tour since 254.5 kilometers from Belfort to Troyes in 2000. [PEZ is hoping for no rider strikes over that one.]
Beginning in Brittany Bellohartland in the northwest, crossing the center of the country to the eastern Alps, then a long crossing to the southwest towards the Pyrenees, then north to perhaps the definitive chrono of Dordogne. I will. Another transfer to Gaipari and the finale. The north is avoided and there are no cobblestones that climbers are worried about.
Tour’21 Map: No cobblestones to the north
Hills and mountains:
As soon as the Grand Department Store in Brittany begins, the Armorican Massif will appear. Next are the Central Highlands, the Alps and the Pyrenees. There is also Le Signar d’Uchon, the first mountaineering in Morvan.
Le Signar d’Uchon climbing Morvan for the first time
I like PEZ:
Breton start teaser
Stage 7: Too long!
Stage 13: Echeron’s Day?
Stage 18: Col du Tourmalet and Rus Aldiden
I don’t like PEZ:
No tadej, too much yellow
Stage 11: Ventoux x 2
I’m not sure about PEZ:
It’s been a while since I was the French world champion on tour
I’m looking forward to PEZ:
Stage 20 TT: May be decisive
Currently 115,840 “old” French franc questions:
Who is going to win?
Roglič was well visible before his “holiday”
History, formbooks and bookmakers say one of the two men, both Slovenes, will win the race. My second favorite race on 2/1 is Jumbo Bissouma, 31 years old Primož RogličHe was flying early in the season – he won three stages in Paris-Nice, but in the case of a crash he would have won an overall victory. Basque Country stage championship, GC, points, mountains. Second in fresh before he was isolated to prepare for his revenge in 2020 when his compatriots stole this race from him in that dramatic chrono. He is backed by a formidable team, but has only one obstacle, his young compatriot. .. ..
Race Favorites – Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar Is a phenomenon, at just 22 years old, he has already won the biggest race on the planet. This year, the first monument of the 2021 season looks like this: UAE Tour, Stage Winners and GC-Tirreno, Stage Winners and GC-Basque Country, GC Stage Winners and 3rd Place-Liège-Bastogne-Liege, Winners-Tour of Slovenia, Stage Winners, GC.Bookmakers say 6/4, making him a racing favorite even though the UAE team isn’t. “Grand Tour Friendly” Like Plymouth. They often don’t get it wrong.
Repeating last year’s podium?
You can see the top two spots “Nailed” But the third step on the Champs Elysees is even more controversial.
Thomas-his shape is good
Geraint Thomas Is a tough cookie. He rode the first Tour de France in 2007, broke his pelvis and finished the 2013 Tour de France and has won this race, so what must be done to succeed I know exactly. Victory in Romandy, Catalonia-despite one of his frequent crashes-winning on stage, and third on the podium at the INEOS Clean Sweep in Dauphiné. But at the age of 35, it’s hard to see him beating a Slovenian man, despite having the best Grand Tour team of the era behind him. 4/1 refers to bookmakers.
Is Carapaz a man of INEOS?
In World War II, bomber co-pilots knew that if a pilot was beaten, it was their duty to drag him out of his chair and take command. The co-pilot of INEOS Richard CarapazThe winner of the Ecuador 2021 Swiss Tour is a great rider, but the bookmaker agrees that Giro will give the El Carmelo man the odds of 8/1, not the tour. You should stumble.
Porto – 3rd place last year, are you assisting this year?
It’s a yawning gap to your fifth favorite, Richie porte On 22/1 – Who will be Geraint “in service” And the sixth best, Julian Alaphilippe Early stage hunting on 25/1 in Colombia Rigoberto Urán 28/1; I don’t know if Rigo will win, but the recent GC victory and second place in Switzerland show that the smiling 34-year-old EF Man is in shape. He is another tough and experienced enchilada and will be selected for the popular podium.
Almost “Superman” – Lopez
40/1 is “almost a man” Miguel Angel LopezThe 27-year-old Colombian moved from Astana to Movistar this year. Neither team is famous for their tactical insights, but he is talented and Takayama is his specialty. The 57K time test is disappointing. “Hope” of his teammates and the Spaniards Enric Mas Is a top 10 finisher, but nothing more, bookmakers agree on 50/1. He shares odds with another INEOS man who was the winner of last year’s Giro. Tao Geoghegan Heart..
Tao Geoghegan Hart is the winner of the Grand Tour
If you’ve had a glass or two of beer “Good old days” If in your mind, put 1 or 2 euros at the age of 36 Chris Froome [Israel Start-Up Nation] If he wins, you score 125/1, teammates Mike Woods Same odds, but should bring victory on stage.Or what about Movistar? Alejandro Valverde, 39 years old, still wins, pays 200/1?
Who is that young man from Murcia?
But as always “The way is decided” And maybe three weeks from now I think. “Did I really write something like that?”
All that is left “Vivele Tour!”
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