TDF 2023 – Which Race are you Watching?

The week earlier than the Tour De France is all the time an thrilling week. Nevertheless, there appears to be greater than the same old pre-race discussions across the greatest bike race on this planet.

So which race inside a race are you wanting ahead to…

Pogacar ‘V’ Vingegaard

The battle for the Tour De France basic classification ought to be an actual tussle between Pogacar and Vingegaard. Whereas Vingegaard has regarded good within the lead up, Tadej Pogacar has been recovering from a fractured wrist which he sustained at Liege Bastogne Liege. Nevertheless, there are a number of ‘notable possibles’ who may additionally determine on the rostrum, ought to the 2 favourites falter. These embody; Egan Bernal, Ben O’Connor, Jai Hindley, Enric Mas, Tom Pidcock, Mikel Landa, Richard Carapaz and French hope, David Gaudu.

Ben O’Connor

Cavendish ‘V’ Merckx

Can Mark Cavendish get the win to nudge forward of Eddy Merckx for the all-time, stage win file? Whereas we obtained a glimpse of classic Cavendish brilliance on stage 21 of the Giro D’Italia, will he be capable of win towards the riders who didn’t experience in Italy, similar to Caleb Ewan? Along with his mixture of crafty-ness, expertise and pace, you most likely wouldn’t guess towards him.


Whereas they’re solely separated in age by just a few months, they’re additionally fairly evenly matched when it comes to biking expertise and main wins. The pair have generated a traditional rivalry inside bike racing. As a result of their on-going tally of wins is pretty evenly matched, the Matheui van der Poel and Wout van Aert present continues so as to add gas to the risky rivalry between biking followers from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Matheui van der Poel (left)

Pidcock ‘V’ ???

Tom Pidcock’s Tour De France debut in 2022 featured an impressed experience to victory on prime of Alpe d’Huez. The truth that he was sixteenth general, whereas supporting chief Geraint Thomas, would level to thrilling prospects from the Leeds rider. Dare we dream of the primary English born Tour De France winner…

Anniemiek van Vleuten

Van Vleuten ‘V’ Vollering

Final 12 months’s Tour De France Femme offered an actual showcase for Netherlands rider, Anniemiek Van Vleuten, to show her absolute domination in highway biking. The 2023 season has seen Demi Vollering ruling within the Classics, can she get the higher of Anniemiek van Vleuten on the Tour De France Femme? This 12 months’s 956k route begins in Clermont-Ferrand on July twenty third, ought to present a tricky check for the most effective riders on this planet.

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