Paris-Nice. The chief of Jumbo-Visma is predicted for his resumption of competitors.
In his flip, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, world primary in biking, begins his season and embarks on the “Course in the sun”, the opposite identify of Paris-Nice, which begins this Sunday with a stage for sprinters close to the fortress of Versailles.
Greatly overwhelmed within the Tour de France however then winner of the Vuelta – his final look in competitors on November 8 – Roglic gathered all of the votes regardless of the presence within the peloton of 23 groups, of the British Tao Geoghegan Hart, the winner of the Giro, to the German Maximilian Schachmann, the defending champion.
It does not matter that the Slovenian comes out of a coaching camp in Tenerife with out the slightest day of racing: the Paris-Nice course, which incorporates a 14-kilometer time trial on Tuesday and two selective arrivals in Beaujolais (Wednesday ) and the Nice hinterland (Saturday), is tailor-made to its measures. “The altitude training went as planned and I want to show my best face in the races to come”, Roglic publicizes.
The dash competition
The sprinters, attracted by the menu which affords them three alternatives (Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole, Amilly, Bollène), got here in massive numbers. With, for headliners, the champion of France Arnaud Démare and the Irish Sam Bennett, who can be confronted with another sizes (Ackermann, Nizzolo, Pedersen, Philipsen, Kristoff, Bauhaus, Matthews, Trentin, Bouhanni, Coquard) from the primary day.
For climbers (Gaudu, Vlasov, Hindley), harm must be restricted on Tuesday close to Gien (Loiret) on the time trial.