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10 breakthrough riders to follow in 2019

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Each season, young riders emerge from the peloton with breakthrough victories. Were they one-off blazes of glory? Are they simply prelude to even bigger successes?

Cycling Today has picked out 10 young riders and we can expect big things from them in 2019.

10. Pavel Sivakov

Age: 21
2019 team: Team Sky
First race in 2019: Tour Down Under (15 January – 20 January)
Profile: All-rounder

pavel sivakov

09. Valentin Madouas

Age: 22
2019 team: Groupama – FDJ
First race in 2019: GP la Marseillaise (3 February)
Profile: Classics

Valentin Madouas

08. Bjorg Lambrecht

Age: 21
2019 team: Lotto Soudal
First race in 2019: Challenge Mallorca (31 January – 3 February)
Profile: Climber

Bjorg Lambrecht

07. Marc Hirschi

Age: 20
2019 team: Team Sunweb
First race in 2019:
Profile: All-rounder

Marc Hirschi wins u23 worldl championships 2018

06. Jasper Philipsen

Age: 20
2019 team: UAE Team Emirates
First race in 2019: Tour Down Under (15 January – 20 January)
Profile: Sprinter

Jasper Philipsen

05. Tadej Pogacar

Age: 20
2019 team: UAE Team Emirates
First race in 2019: Tour Down Under (15 January – 20 January)
Profile: Climber

Tadej Pogacar

04. Ivan Sosa

Age: 21
2019 team: Team Sky
First race in 2019: Tour Colombia (12 February – 17 February)
Profile: Climber

Ivan Sosa

03. Mathieu van der Poel

Age: 23
2019 team: Corendon – Circus
First race in 2019: Tour of Antalya (21 February – 24 February)
Profile: Classics

mathieu van der poel

02. Wout Van Aert

Age: 24
2019 team: Jumbo-Visma
First race in 2019: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2 March)
Profile: Classics

Wout Van Aert

01. Remco Evenepoel

Age: 18
2019 team: Deceuninck-Quick Step
First race in 2019: Vuelta a San Juan (27 January – 3 February)
Profile: All-rounder

Remco Evenepoel