Who will be the favourite? Van Aert-Van der Poel duel, but Girmay is scary – OA Sport

There are only four days left until the start of the World Championships in Wollongong. The Week of the Road Cycling World Championships will begin on Sunday 18th September, and will attract the attention of enthusiasts from all over the world. Sunday 25 will culminate in the men’s online test.

Even with some last minute loss situations, the starting menu level will be excellent as always. Many of the best riders in the world will be in Australia to fight for the rainbow jerseythe finest icons of sport on two wheels, an outcome that could change the career path of every cyclist.

The track, challenging but not particularly challenging, appears to lead to a potential head-to-head battle between two of the brightest stars in the cycling sky: Wout Van Aert and Mathieu Van der Poel. The quality of the two opponents is that there’s probably no trajectory to cut on, but Mount Pleasant’s 1100m tear at 7.7%, repeatable 12 times, could be a fitting starting point for one of his proverbial attacks.

After watching them battle for years in the UCI World Championships, it will be exciting to see the fight translate to the road, but of course there is no shortage of opponents.. name of Benyam Jermay Now it was no longer surprising to feel close to these sacred beasts. Despite his young age, the Eritrean has shown that he can keep up with the best in explosive snatching and be extremely dangerous in a tight race. He can give a dream to his country and the African continent.

Tadej Pogacar is paired with the most interesting names in the starting grid. There is no point in being here to talk about the qualities of the Slovenian, which are basically a phenomenon in every region that exists. Winning a Montreal GP raised his prices hard, and remember he doesn’t need to get everyone on board to make a difference, but can stage competition even in a sprint.

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The list of favorites to win has been going on for a long time and can only contain, despite the many problems of this season, the two-time champion. Julian Alphilippi. links He will lead France with many arrows in her bow, From Christophe Laporte to Florian Senchal via Valentin Maduas.

The owner was also a big favorite Michael Matthews. The track seems to fully support the characteristics of the Australian who already has two global platforms on its bulletin board. Both versions in which Matthews finished in the top three, he was destined to take the jersey home Peter Sagan. The Slovakian has now lost the luster of his best years, but keeping him out of consideration could be a huge mistake.

It will also be necessary to pay close attention to those who begin on paper as “second lines” from the assortments of large favorites. Obviously the most reliable in this category Remko Evenpoel. The Belgian has just come out of the most exciting three weeks of his young career at the Vuelta. This may be causing him a lot of tiredness in his legs but also a lot of adrenaline and consciousness. Watch out for the Dutch too Dylan Van Barley and Pascal Einkorn.

At the end of this long list, to which Norwegian can also be added Alexander Kristof And the British Ethan Hayter, we come to the Italians. No point in going around it, Azzurri won’t start as favorites and maybe even between the second lines. Alberto Pettiol, Matteo Trentin and Andrea Baggioli They are Daniel Benatti’s top three national team cards and they’ll start out as luxury aliens. It would be necessary to compete with exemplary racing behavior and invent some actions, perhaps even from a distance.

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