Clásica de San Sebastián 2021: Favourites

Julian Alaphilippe lbl - Clásica de San Sebastián 2021: Favouritesfoto: Cor VosThe Clásica de San Sebastián is a race for punchers with downhill skills. So the likes of former winner Julian Alaphilippe. Who are the major contenders to win the 2021 Clásica de San Sebastián?

The route takes in six intermediate ascents before the riders tackle the short and sharp Murgil with 9 kilometres remaining. Since its introduction in 2014 the Murgil climb has a pivotal role in the Clásica de San Sebastián. Two years ago Evenepoel dropped his fellow attacker Toms Skujins on the 1.8 kilometres climb at 11.3% before he soloed to victory. But on most occasions a small group crests the ramp together.

Mollema is almost always in the mix at the top. The Dutchman won the race in 2016, while Alaphlippe outgunned him in a two-up sprint in the penultimate edition – in 2018.

Other former winners at the start of the 2019 Clásica de San Sebastián are Adam Yates (2015), and Luis León Sánchez (2012, 2010).

Favourites Clásica de San Sebastián 2021

*** Bauke Mollema, Julian Alaphilippe, Simon Yates, Egan Bernal
** Adam Yates, Diego Ulissi, Mikel Landa, Jonas Vingegaard, Matej Mohoric
* Koen Bouwman, Gorka Izagirre, Antwan Tolhoek, Iván Sosa, Anthony Roux

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