THREE TO WATCH

Three more very young riders to re­mem­ber, look out for, and then sound re­ally clever about when they win some­thing big in a few years' time

Procycling - - Prologue -

CORENTIN ERMENAULT

The 20-year-old French trackie is only the sec­ond non-Bri­tish rider to join the Wig­gins squad. The son of Philippe Ermenault, a team pur­suit gold medal­list at the 1996 Olympics, Corentin is the Euro­pean in­di­vid­ual pur­suit cham­pion.

AMUND GRØNDAHL JANSEN

The cur­rent Nor­we­gian U23 champ is signed to Lot­toNL!Jumbo for the next two years. The 22-year-old won the U23 ZLM Tour, the Tour de Gironde and a stage of the Tour de l’Avenir. And where oth­ers wilted in the hot Doha sun, he rode to "ifth.

MAX WALSCHEID

Big things were ex­pected of the Gi­ant-Alpecin sprinter at the start of his neo-pro year but then he was one of the six riders hit head-on by a car in Jan­uary. He’s re­cov­ered now and won "ive stages of the Tour of Hainan. Roll on 2017.

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