Sweet, a chance for Froome to get some stripes. GB can easily pile on some domestiques, especially climbers to help control that race. Italy can do the same, but will botch it somehow and Spain might have a rider on the podium.
I think Thomas might be better suited and will be sent up the road but they'll probably have both be "leader" like at Rio (though Froome was cooked and just playing a decoy role). Nibali and Valverde have to be the favorites but I think Kwiatkoski will be there at the end too.
I might throw up in my mouth if Froome puts on the rainbow jersey but it would be nice to see a GC contender in general wear it.
Never seen Froome preform at a 1 day race, so doubt it's for him. There are plenty of countries with good climbers these days: France, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, GB, and Colombia can all put on a great team for the mountains. Next years WC going to be interesting as well.
Sure, lots of good climbers but:
-The French will ride largely for themselves and not commit to protecting anyone. Spain will do the same as they did the year Costa won.
-Colombia as a WC team seems largely like a crap shoot with the only strategy to have 1 rider in every move and hope they get lucky.
-Italy performed in the WC and got a result when? Yah, almost 10 years ago. Even then it wasn't on a climbing-heavy course with climbers and now they're likely more fractured with Nibali and Aru, but still a good chance.
-Netherlands is the most interesting and likely competitor to GB IMO. Lots of multifaceted riders and cards to play.
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