“Anything can happen but, in my eyes, Roglič will be the strongest. He gets a lot of respect from everyone in the peloton. He was the leader in last year’s UCI rankings, won the Vuelta, stood on the podium in the Giro, is good in time trials, can climb well and is very consistent.”
The opening stage is complete at #TourColombia2020. It's the third fastest time for @TeamINEOS in the TTT, 46 seconds back on winners EF. pic.twitter.com/tigZHbWXWe
— INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) February 11, 2020
Of course, you cannot rule out Julian Alaphilippe, the big surprise of last year’s Tour. Team Ineos should have Chris Froome, the returning champ, as well as Geraint Thomas and other great riders. However, Jumbo-Visma added Tom Dumoulin to their squad and with Steven Kruiswijk, they will be very strong.
“Dumoulin, in particular, will be an important rider,” Bernal believes. “He is someone who can climb better in shape than a pure climber. We don’t know how he is after the injury, but I think he will be in shape.”
We cannot wait for the Grand Depárt. Who do you favour for the GC?