“We definitely have a few good cards to play, I would say that there are bigger favorites outside of our team, but we’re looking forward to the next few weeks," Hart said at the Ineos Grenadiers press conference on Wednesday.
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The Former Giro d'Italia winner believes every member is essential. “I think we have a strong team with eight super strong guys on different terrain. The last few years have shown that some of the Grand Tours can be quite open with really dynamic racing. That’s something our team has pursued in the last few seasons, and the best races I’ve been a part of are those when every rider has a valued role to play in a team," Hart said.
Hart has missed some of the season's biggest tours, including the Giro d'Italia. “I got pretty sick after the Basque Country, that was the third virus for me in the space of less than two months so it wasn’t ideal,” said Hart. He has since recovered and even raced in Clásica de San Sebastián and Vuelta a Burgos. “I’ll just look at trying to progress at the Vuelta although it’s obviously a long three weeks,” concluded Hart.