TOUR BREAKDOWN: The Big One, the Tour de France starts on Saturday and our BREAKDOWN specialist, Spencer Martin, has polished his crystal ball to have a look at how the Ineos team will handle the French Grand Tour. Plus: Should Chris Froome be on the Breton start line?Froome: Not in France for a jersey– This article is an excerpt from the Beyond the Peloton newsletter. Sign up here for full access. –Ineos: Too many chiefs and not enough Indians?Ineos, the British Superteam who has won seven out of the last nine Tour de Frances revealed their Tour lineup today. The team, listed below, is fairly in line with what I expected, but with one major surprise, which is that World Time Trial Champion Rohan Dennis wasnt included in the lineup (in highly related news, Denniss agent then turned around and leaked he would be joining Jumbo-Visma in 2022). Ineos 2021 Tour de France Team:Geraint Thomas (potential leader)Richard Carapaz (potential leader)Richie Porte (potential leader)Tao Geoghegan Hart (potential leader)Luke Rowe (domestique)Dylan van Baarle (domestique)Jonathan Castroviejo (domestique)Micha Kwiatkowski (domestique)Another interesting omission is that Adam Yates, who came over to the team from BikeExchange in the offseason, also missed out on a selection. This is a bit odd since he has been the only rider able to challenge Tadej Pogaar so far in 2021 when he hung with him on the Jebel Hafeet summit finish at the UAE Tour back in February. He has also drastically improved his time trialing and looked incredible on…
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