Itzulia Basque Country 2022 – Stage 1

We kick things off with a short TT in Hondarribia. It is going to be a fast one and it will be the climbs that matter in my book. Also, how well you accelerate out of the corners.

Etapa 1 recorrido


The same conditions for everyone tomorrow.


Roglic – will start as the favorite and will likely win if he avoids accidents.

Vingegaard – had a poor TT in Tirreno – Adriatico. Since then, he has found better legs. I think he will do a solid result but not good enough to win.

Evenepoel is the man to challenge Roglic. I think the route is a bit too stop-and-go for him. He is better on a longer, hilly effort. It will be close between him and Roglic.

Cavagna is back at it. A bit too hilly for the Frenchman.

Alaphilippe could go well on this course. Almost up or down all the time. I expect a good result from him.

Armirail looked good in Catalunya, but he caught the flu. We will have to see how he has recovered.

Martinez should look to get a few seconds on some of his rivals – a top 10 is expected.

Latour is having a very good year. I think he will do another great TT tomorrow.

Who will win?

I will be boring and take another win for Roglic.

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