Can't speak for Vuelta just yet but considering the current Bahrain form. Giro 2021 didn't live up to its full potential. As for the Tour 2021 potential. It's just ridiculous what we got instead of that.I see the Giro and Tour both had weak fields again when it suits the narrative and undoubtedly when Roglic or anyone else really wins the Vuelta it will also be against a suitably weak field.
I think consistency shows in delivering in races you aim for. He either won a stage or was up in GC in every stage race he did this year apart from the Dauphine.
Well for start he has finished second on Tour beating all the rest bar Pogačar. It's not like it was given to him. He had to do it.You all make good points without addressing the issue. How has he shown consistency in GT's? That's what I'm discussing.
Do I think he will, absolutely, he has all the tools apparently.
Has he shown it? No, anyone who argues otherwise clearly doesn't know what consistency means.
I don't want to sound rude but do you actually know what consistently means?Well for start he has finished second on Tour beating all the rest bar Pogačar. It's not like it was given to him. He had to do it.
It just doesn't work like that. You can't fake consistency on a GT such as the Tour. You either have it or you don't. And i said earlier that Vingegaard proved, to me, he has it on other races.I don't want to sound rude but do you actually know what consistently means?
He hasn't done it consistently across GTs, I don't doubt he will, but he may not, there have been enough one hit wonders to know it may not happen for him again.
This was the first shot in 10-year Pogpoel war, no doubts. Pog was slightly hurt but it's just the beginning. Lombardy could be their next clash and hopefully Pog will do the Giro next year to take his revenge!So Evenepoel beating Pog means he is winning the TDF next year.
Can't speak for Vuelta just yet but considering the current Bahrain form. Giro 2021 didn't live up to its full potential. As for the Tour 2021 potential. It's just ridiculous what we got instead of that.
Still weak filed is not an appropriate term. I would say for both to be mid field ones and a lot of wasted potential involved.
I hope they will all be at their best. Chances are that for least one of those riders smth goes wrong at one point.
I agree with this assessment of talent. Only the 2 Slovenians are the complete and consistent GC package right now. Bernal's back is still a question mark to me. Dumoulin pre injury was also on Roglic's level, at least.Right now we have Pogacar and Roglic who stand out, a tier below that Bernal (if Vingegard can at least replicate what he has shown at the tdf I could see him on the same level) and then a larger group of GC riders who are of very similar potential so that nobody stands out- well, Carapaz might just a bit.
So unless all of those 3 (4) show up (and finish) at the same GT in top shape I dont think it well seem like we really have gotten a strong GC field, as the first rider below any of those guys will always be a one out of that generic and little exciting group.
Nah, next year will be Pog vs Remco at the Giro and Rog vs crashes vs his rebel teammate at the Tour.
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