'It's still a long way until the third week of the Tour,' says Ineos' Pavel Sivakov

People have been quick to dismiss Ineos who have struggled at the Dauphiné as Jumbo-Visma have soared, but Sivakov warns the Tour podium in Paris is still a long way off

Ineos at the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Ineos' Pavel Sivakov has reminded everyone it's still a long way to go until the third week of the Tour, and that maybe people are underestimating how much work the British team have done in the build-up.

Jumbo-Visma have taken the headlines in recent weeks, dominating both stage races and one-day Classics thanks to Wout van Aert and Primož Roglič, the Slovenian winning the Tour de l'Ain ahead of Egan Bernal and now leading the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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