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Critérium du Dauphiné 2024, June 2 - 9

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Post of the year. TY and just a slap in the face for those who continue to bring w/kg estimations from random people
I don't mean to be disrespectful to the rider. Roglic is and remains a great rider who, due to his misfortune, entered cycling late, otherwise he would have been one of the most complete and successful of the last 20 years with a palmares full of classics, GTs and world championships.
But excluding this: he is 34 years old and comes from the Giro, won in the last stage against a 37 year old guy. He had his real chance in 2021 and he threw it away. Now how he can beat a Pogacar who has the Giro in his legs, ok (but who really committed himself in 2/3 stages) seems like science fiction to me. All this without counting the question mark about Jonas.
Cycling is something more than some brutal maths and statistic numbers
 
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Are you saying you wouldn't give up the stage for a chance to win the overall? It was very very close.
I think it depends on when it was agreed or whether it was at all, it looked to me like 1k to go when they had a word which is far too late for a deal as Rodriguez can only help so much, I'm not sure his help was worth the 4 seconds differential between 1st and 2nd on the stage at that point. If it was before then then probably the right thing to do.
 
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I think it depends on when it was agreed or whether it was at all, it looked to me like 1k to go when they had a word which is far too late for a deal as Rodriguez can only help so much, I'm not sure his help was worth the 4 seconds differential between 1st and 2nd on the stage at that point. If it was before then then probably the right thing to do.
True, but even without agreement surely C.Rod would just sit on his wheel anyway knowing Jorgenson could not afford to slow down. Tough position to be in for Jorgenson
 
So Roglic won it on time bonuses. Jorgenson will probably be relieved that the final margin was not a few seconds less, as losing it by being outsprinted by Rodriguez (yeah: outsprinted by Rodriguez) would be even more gut wrenching.
I think it was normal being outsprinted by Rodriguez, because he was pushing more since he was thinking in the GC.

Maybe Jorgenson should had attacked more soon today.
 
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Rogla is the only rider in the world who consistently wins bike races when he's washed. In fact he's been washed since the 2019 Giro. Carapaz showed the world how 'washed' Rog was on the Alto de la Covatilla back in 2020 (eternal thanks Movistar!). Simon Yates has some similar memories as well.

This Dauphiné was peak classic Rogla. It had almost everything: crashes, stomps... & then 'the crack'.

I hope Bora enjoyed the show (Vlasov seemed to think it was fun anyway).
 
From the top of my head

Lance Dauphine 2004 4th
Nibali Dauphine 2014 7th
Froome Dauphine 2017 4th
Pogacar Dauphine 2020 4th
Vingo Dauphine 2021 nowhere

3 weeks is a long time
You still need more context, I think.

On the top of my head that was the year Fuglsang won where Porte and Froome rode too much against each other on final stage. Froome was going for the win or nothing.

Pog lost time on the second stage, but was one of the strongest in the end.

Vinge wasnt riding Dauphine for GC and finished 2nd behind Padun on the final stage. 7th in the ITT. He had been good in the spring.

Nibali was still alright and got better going into the Tour, but the other two main rivals also had to abandon the Tour. There is no idea to know if it would been enough, unless that happened as well. He raced Peraud and a relatively young Pinot for the win.

Lance is Lance.
 
The day I can follow any rider I want via their own cameras I'm gonna be content.
It would be great...
How works now it is not bad, but the problem is that the didnt put the position from the begining, just the group they are.

if your rider is at the start ahead of his team mates at the first position of the race, you know he was trying the break. Other way the TV start later and nobody say anything, even at lives...and it is not the same if you were trying the break or not to evaluate a rider in an stage.
 
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