The Barcelona stage.
The lap in Barcelona
I remember it clearly from last year. It can be very difficult to gain any time on strong breakaway riders. In 2021, the breakaway won. In 2019, Formolo soloed too from the breakaway. Normally it is not hard enough to create big GC gaps but this year’s edition is very close which means we should see the riders attacking.
It is also quite often we see crashes on the circuit.
Another day with quite a lot of wind, 6 m/s from the east. Mind you, we are in Barcelona and there are quite a lot of trees around the course too. It should not rain and it will be quite warm, up to 18 degrees C.
How will the stage unfold?
These last few days I’ve got it wrong. The GC battle has been too close and therefore the GC riders have tried to mic things up.
Tomorrow is likely to be a breakaway day, it often is in Barcelona.