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09 Jul 2018 17:31

Starting too slow when you have a lot of the team times already known and with the team radios telling you the pace seems like a huge mistake, if that was really the tactics. But obviously they were never expected to be up there with BMC and Sky.
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09 Jul 2018 19:10

With LottoNL's TT quality they should have been around EF Drapac
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09 Jul 2018 19:34

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:With LottoNL's TT quality they should have been around EF Drapac


Yeah that would have been realistic, but apparently not.
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12 Jul 2018 16:45

Near a disaster today. But the team finally showed itself and saved it (even though why they were positioned right at the back of the pack with the wind blowing... I don't know). In the end he was there with the best even if the positioning on the bottom of the climb wasn't great,

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15 Jul 2018 14:40

Survived the first week! Now let us see what he does when the real race begins. He said he will decide how his race will go after the cobbles. He is now 13th overall, completely in the mix with the other GC riders. Why not try if there is a chance.
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15 Jul 2018 16:01

He'll win the Tour, no doubt about it. He avoided (almost) all the crashes and bad luck so far. He was actually lucky a couple of times when he missed the splits but then came back also with the help of teammates and the riders from other teams. Now he is ready to strike :cool: He is maybe the only one who can match Froome on the climbs AND then beat him in the ITT. The question remains his recovery over three weeks but I'm not worried about it. Yeah, I was sceptical at first but now I'm pretty sure. He'll be in yellow in Paris :p
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15 Jul 2018 16:34

Hope he gets do his own race and not look after Kruijswik
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15 Jul 2018 16:41

Salvarani wrote:Hope he gets do his own race and not look after Kruijswik


He said before the Tour that he has all the freedom he wants in the team. But the others will work for Kruiswijsk (as long as he is in contention). It would be utterly stupid to send Roglič back to babysit Steven, especially seeing that Primož is both in better shape and in better overall position than Kruiswijk...

Primož is having a great race so far. You do a good result in the Tour by being consistent, by not spending energy when it is not needed. I think with the exception of the little attack today and the TTT his nose hasn't been in the wind yet, while some other GC contenders were constantly fighting for positions for long kilometers of those pesky flat stages.
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15 Jul 2018 16:47

Salvarani wrote:Hope he gets do his own race and not look after Kruijswik

Roglic has a free role. He doesn't need to look to Kruijswijk. LottoNL is not that stupid
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16 Jul 2018 17:27

I think tommorrow´s stage really suits him. Climbs are steep enough and not too long. Downhill is also good for him and his sprint is not that bad. But I am slightly worried about 12km+ long climbs. I think 11th and 12th stage will be too hard for him and he will lose time.
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alexix7 wrote:I think tommorrow´s stage really suits him. Climbs are steep enough and not too long. Downhill is also good for him and his sprint is not that bad. But I am slightly worried about 12km+ long climbs. I think 11th and 12th stage will be too hard for him and he will lose time.


Could be. I just hope that if he realizes that he will lose time, he doesn't try to salvage some 11th place or something but rather focuses on winning a stage.
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16 Jul 2018 17:44

Lequack wrote:
alexix7 wrote:I think tommorrow´s stage really suits him. Climbs are steep enough and not too long. Downhill is also good for him and his sprint is not that bad. But I am slightly worried about 12km+ long climbs. I think 11th and 12th stage will be too hard for him and he will lose time.


Could be. I just hope that if he realizes that he will lose time, he doesn't try to salvage some 11th place or something but rather focuses on winning a stage.


I don't know why people think that he is not suited to longer clims. I always thought that he is best suited to long TDF style climbs and that the big gradient hills will cause him problems (of course he showed he goes very well on them in Pais Vasco). But the Romandie climb where he went head to head with Bernal or last years stage in the Tour that he won is where I think he will feel most at home.
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18 Jul 2018 15:51

He has a funny way of not riding for GC.
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18 Jul 2018 15:55

He's definitely better than Landa though (thread title)
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18 Jul 2018 15:56

At least I like this guy. Riding hard all year round. That's something.
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18 Jul 2018 15:59

Well, quite satisified. But he should have gone with Martin and Froome - now either he couldn't or he was waiting for Kruiswijk, who was just behind. But he did show he was stronger than both Dan Martin and Nibali, both of whom were already dropped on the hardest part of the climb when Froome was drilling it. Now let us hope that Froome and Domoulin will start feeling the Giro...
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18 Jul 2018 17:29

His statement after the finish: "It could have been worse. I did not have the best legs, but with Steven I continued to fight to the finish. The main point now is to keep the focus and view it daily. We will continue to fight. "
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18 Jul 2018 17:39

Think it's important that Roglic has a steady hand in Krujswilk with him in the mountains - Roglic keeps his form and his nerve, then a podium is a definite possibility.
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18 Jul 2018 18:31

Gotta love his accent :-D
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