the belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) will search the 78th edition of the Back to Spainwhich starts this Saturday in Barcelonarepeat his victory last year, but he will have tough opposition from the Spanish Enric Mas (Movistar Team) and Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) and the Jumbo-Visma riders, the dane Jonas Vingegaard and the slovenian Cousin Roglicwho are looking for a historic triplet.
The Belgian beat Enric Mas and Ayuso in 2022, who completed the podium, while Roglic had to leave due to a fall. In 2023 everyone repeats, but the winner of the last two is added TourVingegaardwho is looking for a double that no one has achieved since the British Chris Froome achieved it in 2017.
The Spanish army is led by the young Juan Ayuso, who after surprising the last edition by sneaking into the podium arrives at the start of Barcelona as the alternative to the roosters. In the UAE he is accompanied by the third of this Giro, Joao Almeida, who will be the second asset of the Emirati team.