April 1, 2023

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José de Cower suggests Sanremo’s favorites after Tirino and Paris-Nice: “Fan Art removed all doubts” | Cycling

Just like last year, Primoz Roglic and Tadezh Pogacar won Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice, although this time they changed places. The two races also taught us a lot for the classics, starting with Saturday’s match in Milan-San Remo. What did the expert eye of José de Cower notice?

Tadej Pogacar

Paris-Nice was won by Tadezh Pogacar with 9 victories in 13 race days. “It wasn’t that he won every time with a marathon break. He won convincingly, but usually also economically.”

“If I were his team, I would try to throw the runners overboard on the Cipressa in Milan-Sanremo. But it wouldn’t be just Pogacar who would have a good start.”

Wout van Aert

“For me, Wout van Aert dispelled all doubts after his illness in Tirreno. He did very well, especially on that penultimate trip up the ‘walls’. If you see how long he can stay with the top climbers there…in the end he even came close to Head “.

Matthew van der Pol

“I think we haven’t seen everything from Matthew van der Poel yet. Well, at that point he touched him in Tirreno, he had to fit in at the end, but an extra week can do a lot for him in the winners’ group favourite.”

Jasper Phillips

Jasper Philipsen closed out the Tirreno-Adriatico with two race wins. Can he also run for victory at Via Roma?

“If Pogacar really throws all the ropes, it’s going to be hard for him. But if the group can still come back, Philipsen can be there. He’s sharper than ever, and if he’s good, he can go on for a long time uphill.”

Julian Alphilippe

“The same goes for Julian Alaphilippe as for Van der Poel: a lot can still be added in one week. It’s still early in the season and we’re now going into a different period. Preparation is over. Now it has to happen in the classics.”

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