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Cycling Weekly - - TOUR OF BRITAIN -

The Bel­gian out­fit will en­ter the race in­tend­ing to con­trol the pelo­ton, thereby dic­tat­ing the race, and look­ing to win ev­ery sin­gle stage. A TTT, a re­turn to lumpy par­cours, and the in­clu­sion of sprint stages, means that they aren’t short on rid­ers to lead them to vic­tory. Ju­lian Alaphilippe has been in stel­lar shape through­out the sum­mer and has the form and pedi­gree to be able to win the race; should he fal­ter, then Bob Jun­gels can equally be vic­to­ri­ous on the climber­friendly days. Their sprint­ing op­tions are led by Fer­nando Gaviria, who counts two pre­vi­ous stage wins in the race.

n CW says They’ve won a stage in all eight edi­tions they’ve par­tic­i­pated in and amassed a mam­moth 21 stage vic­to­ries in to­tal. That tally will surely in­crease. n Key rider Ju­lian Alaphilippe He can lead them in the TTT and win mul­ti­ple stages.

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