Sorry Dish Dash I had a search for it and nothing returned.
I hope the road race is won by a World Tour rider, it would be a shame if the champs jersey ends up rolling around in Premier Calendar races again.
Traditionally the races have been blown apart by the stronger guys on sections of the course that provide some degree of difficulty. This is the "softest" course for a decade, so that approach will be more difficult particularly as the sharp end has been reduced by withdrawals.The domestic teams and ONE have much bigger squads than has been the case in previous years (8-12+ riders in many cases), so they should have plenty of fresh riders to throw in as needed. The issue for the domestic teams may be the distance, which may be short compared to some other leading countries, but 5 hours may still be a test for lads who have been forced to ride crits all summer to secure ToB entry. ONE do not have this problem and have had a good race program, so should be in a better position to control things. Probably the most open race for many years.I'm just hoping for gale force winds to liven the course up and make it a tough race with a deserving winner.