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Critérium du Dauphiné 2024, June 2 - 9

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Decathlon 2024 version of Felix Gall post-altitude could be fun here
Baffles me why Gall wouldnt go to Suisse. Thats a win IMO. With 35 km of ITT and this route, he should sneak into top 10 here, but not more. Then again, its about TdF, but Tour de Suisse is a big race, especially for a rider of Gall's calibre. In this day and age, you might want to win what you can while you can, because the 4 best + a bunch of other riders not lining up in a big ass stage race on a route such as this would be a no brainer for me if I was him.

I guess he rides on a French team as well, but come on, I was actually looking forward to watching Gall buyring these wannabees in Switzerland...
 
Baffles me why Gall wouldnt go to Suisse. Thats a win IMO. With 35 km of ITT and this route, he should sneak into top 10 here, but not more. Then again, its about TdF, but Tour de Suisse is a big race, especially for a rider of Gall's calibre. In this day and age, you might want to win what you can while you can, because the 4 best + a bunch of other riders not lining up in a big ass stage race on a route such as this would be a no brainer for me if I was him.

I guess he rides on a French team as well, but come on, I was actually looking forward to watching Gall buyring these wannabees in Switzerland...
I think Gall could win Suisse too but it always seemed like a race for people who aren't really serious about The Tour, it doesn't fit in as well with their training blocks/periodisation.
 
Yeah. That’s how one would characterize Remco’s approach. Wheelsucking. Never attacks.
I was hoping we would get a nice little period after The Giro where we didn't have to deal with Pogacar fans jumping on every really obvious little joke and interpreting it as a mortal sleight against their favourite rider. It's going to be a long 6 weeks, please try to pace yourself.
 
Amazing course. Looks custom made for Vingegaard, too bad he won't be there. But otherwise after the Giro this looks a perfect test of all of Pogacar's rivals. Remco likely will have a lead after the TT, but can he hang on after three difficult MTFs? I am picking Roglic to take overall with Remco close enough to whet our appetites for the TdF.
 
One of the best routes and one of the best start list. And these 1 week races are usually better than the grand tours. I can't wait

Roglic, Evenepole, Landa, Masnada, Gall, buitrego, hindleyz , Vlasov , G martin, Gregoire, gaudi, c Rodrigues, kuss, ciccone, TGH, Van welder, Ajuso, Soler, froome.

What a festival of climbing talent

Interesting if Gaudí can paint a better picture of his form than in this race last year.
 
One of the best routes and one of the best start list. And these 1 week races are usually better than the grand tours. I can't wait

Roglic, Evenepole, Landa, Masnada, Gall, buitrego, hindleyz , Vlasov , G martin, Gregoire, gaudi, c Rodrigues, kuss, ciccone, TGH, Van welder, Ajuso, Soler, froome.

What a festival of climbing talent
Over half the names spelt correctly. Expert analysis.
 
Bro really referenced Kelderman in 2014 without acknowledging that Andrew freakin' Talansky won the thing
Yeah it was a classic robbery, one of my favourites at the time, Talansky has err.. divided opinion since then so I went with the more diplomatic Wilco pick :laughing: .

Just google 'Andrew Talansky pandemic'

3 years younger than Geraint Thomas, retired in 2017

Almost as good as the Andy Schleck is younger than Froome fact.