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The team are debutants but possess a number of riders who have ridden the race multiple times in the past. The Irish Pro Continental team felt aggrieved to be missing out on the Vuelta a España, and they are capable of showing that ASO was wrong to overlook them for the Spanish Grand Tour.
Adam Blythe seems rejuvenated this season, winning his first UCI race since 2014 in June, while Dane Lasse Norman Hansen is a rider who should never be underestimated — indeed, the former Worldtour pro won a stage of his country’s national tour earlier this month en route to third overall.
n CW says a jersey seems well within reach, and you can’t discount them from surprising with a podium, possibly through irishman eddie Dunbar. n Key rider eddie Dunbar He will fancy his chances on Whinlatter, and a top-five overall.