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I wonder if Milan will give up on track post-Olympics – I think he's a more talented (all-round) road rider than Ganna.

On a related note, I think this win demonstrates (for me) that Milan should very much be considered in the top tier of world sprinters, along with Philipsen/Kooij et al. Some positioning issues to be ironed out, but if he can beat Philipsen for power he can beat pretty much anyone.
 
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I wonder if Milan will give up on track post-Olympics – I think he's a more talented (all-round) road rider than Ganna.

On a related note, I think this win demonstrates (for me) that Milan should very much be considered in the top tier of world sprinters, along with Philipsen/Kooij et al. Some positioning issues to be ironed out, but if he can beat Philipsen for power he can beat pretty much anyone.
He's even more suited to track than Ganna. If anything Milan should be looking at getting into the bunch events considering his abilities. Olympic gold medals are pretty significant.
 
I wonder if Milan will give up on track post-Olympics – I think he's a more talented (all-round) road rider than Ganna.

On a related note, I think this win demonstrates (for me) that Milan should very much be considered in the top tier of world sprinters, along with Philipsen/Kooij et al. Some positioning issues to be ironed out, but if he can beat Philipsen for power he can beat pretty much anyone.

I agree that if Milan sorts out his positioning, he has everything to become one of the best sprinters in the world and just like Pedersen he is super dangerous in these uphill drag sprints because he can hold very high watts for a long time but is not aero at all.

His likely battle with Kooij in the Giro should be quite interesting.
 
He's even more suited to track than Ganna. If anything Milan should be looking at getting into the bunch events considering his abilities. Olympic gold medals are pretty significant.
He already has a gold medal though, and there's much more money in road cycling. He has the potential to fight for a green jersey or win a classic like Ghent Wevelgem, both might outweigh Olympics medals if he wins this summer too.

I guess he could do 3 years road, 1 year track, but I think to shift focus to omnium/madison will require a decent amount of training time in the 'fallow' years and I wonder if he feels it is worth it.
 
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He already has a gold medal though, and there's much more money in road cycling. He has the potential to fight for a green jersey or win a classic like Ghent Wevelgem, both might outweigh Olympics medals if he wins this summer too.

I guess he could do 3 years road, 1 year track, but I think to shift focus to omnium/madison will require a decent amount of training time in the 'fallow' years and I wonder if he feels it is worth it.
I think you'd find in Italy more Olympic gold medals are much more notable than winning a classic like gent wevelgem. The green jersey would probably be more important than a single Olympic gold providing he won quite a few stages on the way to getting it. You're right there is more money in road cycling but if he can combine them well I think that would be even more lucrative but financially and from a general career pov.

Also in the end, he does not race that much at all on the track anyway and it doesn't seem to be causing him issues with progression on the road. Also fyi, the italian track method of training is much more similar to normal road rider training (e.g. big volumes) compared to say the australian or british method.

If he can have a long career and get into the bunch races though, he could become an all time great Olympian, so a lot will depend if he's interested in trying to commit to that.