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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.