As the recovery was progressing much faster than expected, what wasn’t the first of such cases which occurred in professional cycling lately, an insane thought planted in Pozzovivo’s mind to return to competition at Il Lombardia, held this year on October 5.
Thus, Pozzovivo sent the French squad an email informing that he might be ready to race by that time and so he would like to be considered as a part of their roster for season’s last monument.
“I could be ready for Il Lombardia and to end my season by racing in China [Tour of Beijing],” the 32-year old Italian reportedly wrote.
Yeah, he has said multiple times that he wants to ride for the gc and not go stagehunting.Pozzo is going strong now at the first mtf of the Giro d'Italia but eventually fades in last weeks mountain stages.
Should have gone for the mountains jersey + stage wins instead.
Story of his career and everything that's wrong with the world tour summarized.
To be fair he couldn't have known that everyone miscalculates his preparation in 2012 and additionally Rujano caught mononucleosis as well. But 2012 indeed was his chance to win the Giro d'Italia!Yeah, he has said multiple times that he wants to ride for the gc and not go stagehunting.
He already has lots of top 10 results at the Giro, but only 1 stagewin an that was 10 years ago.
Speaking of 2012, that was probably the only time he really could have gotten a podium/fought for the win if he didn't peak too early, but he has always had a tendency of picking up a cold when the weather is bad. In 2018 Finestre was the big problem for him, his climbing style is all wrong for unpaved climbs, very little traction on his rear wheel while he's leaning forward and almost dragging the pedals.