Favorites for the first two big races of the 2024 season: Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice.

Check out out favorites for Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice.

02-03-2024 12:00


We start with Jonas Vingegaard, who emerges as the main candidate for the final victory in this edition of the Tirreno Adriatico, backed by his unquestionable skills (Already demonstrated in his two consecutive victories in the Tour de France) and a solid team in Visma, which for the Italian round of the two seas includes Cian Uijtdebroeks and Attila Valter, in addition to the very veteran Steven Kruijswijk.

Despite the absence of Adam Yates due to an injury, the UAE still has possibilities with runners of the caliber of Juan Ayuso and the Mexican Isaac Del Toro (One of the revelations of the season). The teamwork of the UAE can put Vingegaard in serious trouble.

BORA presents a lineup led by Colombian Daniel Martínez. The absence of Primoz Roglic (who will be in Paris-Nice) does not weaken the team, since it includes other heavyweights such as Jai Hindley and Lennard Kämna to achieve good positions in the general classification.

Ben O'Connor, who recently stood out for a second place in the UAE Tour, appears as a strong contender due to his time trial and climbing skills.

INEOS shows a diverse line-up, with Tom Pidcock standing out as a serious contender in the general classification. Thymen Arensman is also free to look for individual results in the race. In addition, a good result is expected from Ganna in the time trial that precedes the start of the race.

The Spanish Enric Mas is the bet of the Movistar Team, who although he starts the season a little later than usual and his preparation may not be ideal, he could be a strong contender if the circumstances arise.

Simon Yates is the Jayco-AlUla team's bet, trusting in his experience and skills to compete in the general classification.

Richard Carapaz, after a mixed performance in the Tour of Colombia, raises uncertainties about his fitness. Although he is expected to fight for stage wins, his position in the general classification is uncertain.

A picture of Paris-Nice 2020. By Dacoucou - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88126111


In the 82nd edition of Paris-Nice, two names stand out: Primoz Roglic (champion in 2022) and Remco Evenepoel, one of the most notable figures in recent years. Both are emerging as the main favorites to win the French round, despite the fact that Roglic is starting his season and Evenepoel has not yet participated in this race, which will surely serve as preparation for his intention to participate in the next Tour de France.

Roglic, who will wear the colors of the Bora team for the first time in this race, demonstrated last year his ability to win without prior training, as evidenced in the Tirreno-Adriatico. For his part, Evenepoel comes to the competition with great confidence after triumphing in the Volta ao Algarve recently.

The race for the title seems determined to be fought between these two titans. In any case, we cannot forget that there are other cyclists who also aspire to do a good job, such as: David Gaudu (runner-up last year), the Spanish duo made up of Carlos Rodríguez and Pello Bilbao, or the Portuguese Joao Almeida, among others.

Regarding absences, it is relevant to note that two of the three outstanding members of the previous edition, Tadej Pogacar (winner) and Jonas Vingegaard (third place), will not participate on this occasion. After his participation in the Strade Bianche, Pogacar has chosen to reserve himself until the Milan-San Remo, with a month of March focused on the classics, while Vingegaard will be competing this week in the Tirreno-Adriatico as we have mentioned previously.

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