'Maybe we need to lose a few races so we don’t get too confident' - are Ineos Grenadiers the form Classics team?

Brabantse Pijl performance saw the team win race for second year in a row, with three in top five

Tom Pidcock
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Things change very quickly in cycling. In the week leading into the Tour of Flanders, Jumbo-Visma were widely understood to be the team in control of the spring Classics, with a formidable lineup that could challenge across the different races. 

They had inherited this mantle from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, who have been missing at key points this year. But then Wout van Aert got covid, missed Flanders, and as a result their star has waned a little.

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