Organisers of the CRO Race have introduced that Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard will likely be among the many riders on the beginning line for the UCI 2.1-ranked race when it begins on 27 September.
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) and Majej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) are additionally on the provisional begin checklist.
The CRO Race has not but introduced its full roster of groups however Trek-Segafredo are anticipated to subject a workforce, as are Israel-Premier Tech, who’re deep within the throes of the WorldTour factors hunt.
Vingegaard has not raced since turning into the primary Danish Tour de France champion since Bjarne Riis. He missed final month’s Denmark Tour and pulled out of the UCI Highway World Championships in Wollongong, Australia subsequent week.
The choice led to onerous emotions by the Danish federation, who missed out on Vingegaard’s presence within the Olympic Video games in Tokyo final yr after a troublesome Tour de France.
“I had a dialogue with Jumbo-Visma earlier than and after the Tour de France. And after the Tour, they introduced firmly that it was not a part of the plans for Vingegaard to trip the World Championships,” Danish coach Anders Lund not too long ago informed TV 2 Sport.
“I all the time need all of the professionals to face and lift their fingers within the air and need to trip for the nationwide workforce, so I might even have favored to see Vingegaard within the group of riders who need to trip the World Championships. However I take it into consideration, and I can see from the squad that it will likely be greater than efficient anyway. So I sleep nicely at night time.”
There have been recommendations that Vingegaard has struggled to adapt to his standing as Tour de France champion, with Jumbo-Visma director Frans Maassen indicating the Dane had had “a really robust time” since sealing the yellow jersey.
“We’d have favored to point out him off in the course of the Tour of Denmark, however we even have to grasp that it was troublesome to win the Tour de France, what with every little thing that comes with it,” Maassen stated.
Bernal, in the meantime, continues his low-key return to racing after a virtually deadly crash in January, when he ran full-speed into the again of a stopped metropolis bus whereas coaching on his time trial bike.
He’s anticipated to hitch Jonathan Castroviejo, Michał Kwiatkowski, Geraint Thomas, and Elia Viviani on the workforce in Croatia.