We still probably don't know until the 2022 Tour (if we find out, i guess subject crashes, covid), just how dominant Pogacar is from a GT perspective. Stage 8 of 2021 is still perplexing, as in, could he really be that dominant? And if he was (and his rivals weren't just really bad into Le Grand Bornand), then why not take another minute somewhere on a MTF? If not to raise clinic suspicion, then why not just gain 2 minutes rather than 4-5 on stage 8?And Pogs best 2020 performance isn't up to the level of Piancavallo 2020. Watts/kg in isolation aren't that great of a metric. I think LR very deliberately overstates the importance of that metric to get attention.
I don't think Pog is invincible, but it's not because he's this overrated climber who wasn't that impressive in 2021.
Like adding Beixalis data to his power curve for 2021 is just hilarious.
Because Roglic crashed last year, it's hard to get the greatest guide from that Tour. The general (and fairly sensible) assumption is that Pogacar was definitely slightly better than Roglic in 2020, and when looking at their ages, it's natural to think that Pogacar has greater scope for improvement in the two years since, but cycling results are not always linear, smoothly aligning to expectations (one could have expected Quintana to take over from Froome, for example). What if 2021 Vuelta Roglic was the best GT Roglic yet, and what if he's still improving (many think he hasn't looked that impressive this season, but perhaps there was a deliberate attempt to slower build form, plus there was the knee injury......Primoz could even be about to dominate this TDF if he still won P-N and Dauphne despite those factors) as a GT rider?
Pogacar hasn't yet reached Armstrong dominance, nor even put together a GT like Contador's consistently dominant 2011 Giro, so I feel like hope for a great battle between the two Slovenians isn't just wishful thinking.