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SafeBet said:
I strongly believe he's a better one day racer and stage hunter than GT rider.
He should focus on that, improve his power and sprint, even if that means adding a couple extra kgs.
Not that I'm saying you're wrong, but what one-day races other than LBL are you basing that on? And bare in mind that Liege has pretty much always been the monument most friendly to stage-race riders.
 
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Leinster said:
SafeBet said:
I strongly believe he's a better one day racer and stage hunter than GT rider.
He should focus on that, improve his power and sprint, even if that means adding a couple extra kgs.
Not that I'm saying you're wrong, but what one-day races other than LBL are you basing that on? And bare in mind that Liege has pretty much always been the monument most friendly to stage-race riders.
Check his results as a neo pro.
He was beaten only by Nibali in a tough NC at 21 years old, battled with Adam Yates in GP Larciano a month later, made the final selection in Giro dell'Emilia, top20 in both Canadian WT classics.

Then Cannondale probably told him to focus on stage races, made him lose some weight, but he still got decent results in his first Ardenne campaign. He has only raced a few one day races from the on and never in peak shape.

I believe he has what it takes to be competitive in most hilly classics: San Sebastian, Montreal & Quebec, italian fall classics, Ardennes. But he needs to focus on them.
 
There's an old post that I made about his weight on the first page of this thread, it explains the evolution of his racing weight.
I agree that he should focus more on one day races, shorter stage races and stagehunting in gts.
 
Apparently he had cramps in his arms and hands durning the final. He said that coming down from altitude too late and not being used to the heat was a mistake. Bettiol on the other hand came back home earlier and always trained around noon to get used to the heat.
Source: https://www.tuttobiciweb.it/article/2020/08/02/1596318040/formolo-grande-caldo-strade-bianche-uae
Still, he won the NC RR with similar temperatures last year when he went on a long solo attack, so the heat is not a problem for him when he's used to it.
 
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