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Teams & Riders Carlos Rodriguez- The Next Great Rodriguez Discussion Thread

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How good will Carlos Rodriguez be?

  • A wasted talent

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Small Race Winner

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Consistent Climber

    Votes: 4 10.3%
  • Fighting for GT breakaway wins

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • WT Stage Race Winner

    Votes: 17 43.6%
  • GT Winner

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • Better than Pogacar

    Votes: 4 10.3%

  • Total voters
    39
  • Poll closed .
He fought to hold on and not lose another spot in GC. It may not matter much to us or to him, but being able to say you finished in the top 5 at the Tour de France sounds more impressive than top 6.
For sure especially for a young rider a top 5 makes you and the team dream about podium.

Nipping a stage along the way as well was pretty great. Often the talk is whether or not you sacrifice top 10 for a possible stage win. But he managed both.
 
Will return to racing at the Tour of Britain together with Pidcock..

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Very quiet season until today but he might be quite dangerous in July if he can keep building his form nicely.
Won his first stage race as a pro today in Romandie. My sense is he’s a rider who steadily gets better relative to everyone else during a stage race so I’m curious to see what he can do in the third week in July. Crashes have prevented us seeing his full potential in that third week during his first two grand tours.
 
Won his first stage race as a pro today in Romandie. My sense is he’s a rider who steadily gets better relative to everyone else during a stage race so I’m curious to see what he can do in the third week in July. Crashes have prevented us seeing his full potential in that third week during his first two grand tours.
I agree on you, that he seems to become better during a stage race, at least in the first week.

In his two grand tours he really struggled at both a bit in the third week. In the vuelta 2022 a crash could have been the cause, but in the tour 2023, even before his crash at stage 20, his performences in the third week hadn´t been that great. (Stage 16 and 17) So I am curious how he will perform this year at the tour (and especially in the third week).
 
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Vingegaard miracle recovery is still more realistic than Rodriguez actually giving Pogacar a battle.

He may get 2nd, but then it's not gonna be a battle
I find him to race really smart and Pogacar may be preoccupied by who he perceives as the threat. Rodriguez is not showy and he is conservative until someone forces his hand.. Pogacar, Jonas, Roglic, should all consider him capable. I don't know what his ITT times are compared to current top 5 riders, long TTs at TDF are important
 
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