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The official Primož Roglič is the new Landa thread

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12 Mar 2017 19:30

saganftw wrote:you should change the title to "hopefully roglic is not a new mikel landa" :lol:

A year has passed and they are very different riders. I compared him to Landa because their climbing style looked quite similar although I'm not seeing that many similarities anymore. But mainly because Landa was the hyped rider at the time and was even seen by many as a Giro winner for 2016. Maybe I should just delete the Landa part from the title. Honestly I couldn't think of a rider that reminds me of Roglic. Probably because I still have no idea what kind of rider he'll become. Though the last signs are clearer and point towards a GC rider.
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Re: The official Primož Roglič is the new Landa thread

14 Mar 2017 20:49

Good ride, he lacks the power to match Dennis or Van emden in a flat and short ITT, but he was closer than in last year Eneco for example. Roglic is becoming quite a solid rider in both: climbing and TT at the same time, and that is crucial (and no easy, look Dumoulin today) for his GC potencial.
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Re: The official Primož Roglič is the new Landa thread

15 Mar 2017 00:32

pablohidalgo7 wrote:Good ride, he lacks the power to match Dennis or Van emden in a flat and short ITT, but he was closer than in last year Eneco for example. Roglic is becoming quite a solid rider in both: climbing and TT at the same time, and that is crucial (and no easy, look Dumoulin today) for his GC potencial.

He doesn't need to match Dennis or Van Emden in a short flat ITT off course. No GC rider can do that. His TT is good where it is imo. If he keeps this level against the clock and improves his climbing, he will be alright. Easier said then done, I know. But he is on the right path. Now he needs to show continuity in his next races. I hope he does Pais Vasco after Milano-Sanremo and then the Ardenes classics. Oh, and he has had a fantastic start of season. Didn't expect that.
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Re: The official Primož Roglič is the new Landa thread

15 Mar 2017 06:40

Yeah is so impresive, in fact he has the same or less experienced than a normal second year pro. He is developing his true potential so fast this season.
Hopefully big things coming from Rogla in next months.
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15 Mar 2017 16:41

Looking long-term it's possible to see Roglic getting a podium in a GT.
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15 Mar 2017 17:29

Roglic is now Lotto's second best GT leader (Kruijswijk 1 if he's anywhere near 2016 Giro level in the upcoming Giro)
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15 Mar 2017 18:36

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Roglic is now Lotto's second best GT leader (Kruijswijk 1 if he's anywhere near 2016 Giro level in the upcoming Giro)

He's their best one-week stage racer, but we have no idea of his pedigree on GTs. :p
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16 Mar 2017 00:37

From his blog:

Excatly 10 years ago today I crashed badly on what was at that time the bigest skijumping flying hill in the world- in our home Planica. Less than a month before this we became junior World Champions. I was sure that this is my purpose in life. Today I would not say that this jump decided my career, because I continued competing for 4 or 5 more years. Always belived that somehow I will make it. When I look back I am grateful for experiences that I got as a skijumper, and thankful to be given a second chance as a cyclist. In my old and new sport I learned, that no matter how hard you hit the ground you always have to get up and go for it!

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19 Mar 2017 18:57

He is doing the Tour of the Basque Country in two weeks, with some fierce competition such as Contador, Valverde, Henao, Chaves. Also racing against his former teammate Wilco Kelderman .

Meanwhile Kruijswik and Gesink are doing the Tour of Catalonia this week.
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19 Mar 2017 21:10

If he doesn't lose any silly time, he should be a top contender there. In fact, I think he will fill the podium together with Kwiatkowski and Contador.
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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