YOUNGSTERS AIMING FOR THE MAGLIA BIANCA
The special classification for riders born after 1 January 1998 sees Remco Evenepoel as the main favourite. Contending for the Maglia Bianca besides the Belgian ace will be João Almeida, whom we’ve already mentioned above and who already stepped on the podium in this classification in 2020, and Santiago Buitrago, who won a stage in 2022. Outsiders will be Thymen Arensman and ‘newcomers’ Ben Healy and Andreas Leknessund.
The field of contenders for time trial specialists is outstanding, starting with Filippo Ganna and his rivals Stefan Küng and Edoardo Affini. Among the riders looking for a stage win, with options as outsiders in the general classification, are Jack Haig, Pavel Sivakov, Lorenzo Fortunato, Bauke Mollema, Einer Rubio, Eddie Dunbar and the evergreen Domenico Pozzovivo. The field of finisseurs is also wide, with big-name contestants such as Alberto Bettiol, Lorenzo Rota, Diego Ulissi, Vincenzo Albanese, Alessandro De Marchi, Gianni Moscon, Bob Jungels, Andrea Vendrame, Stefano Oldani, Luis León Sánchez and Filippo Zana.