I agree with the second part: Olympics and maybe also Vuelta. As for the first part: a crash can happen anywhere, also during trainings (and he will have a lot of them surely).Likely the decision was twofold. First, stay healthy and second, keep some form for the Olympics.
Like, yeah: how do you maintain that fine carnuba-wax shine on your entire body. Is that more aero?
Rog-800 is a cyborg created in the dark future, when cycling is a niche sport. The goal of his existence is to attract people from other sport disciplines to cycling and change its future. That's why he pretends to be a ski-jumper, who achieves incredible success in cycling. Pog-900 and Eve-1000 were created in the future by authorities of other sports who want cycling's death - their utter dominance (and beating Rog-800 in the process) will be the beginning of the end of the sport.What is the back story?
Wow, and that is in a year where he has lost three GC wins on the last relevant day, two of which resulted in either a DNF or a spot outside top 10.BTW, due to the unusual calendar for 2020, Roglič has the record (afaik) for highest current CQ score with 3724 points. Sagan had the previous record (after his Kuurne '17 win) with 3512 points. Both Gilbert and Froome had 3498 points as their highest (Valverde about 50 points below the two).
Of course, by results and not by points, Froome has had the best rolling year since Hinault, I'd guess.
Which answers the question about him being a team player. Van Aert followed through which makes it gratifying for Roglic and JV, I'd wager.Ehh too bad for today, I really wanted to see how the Roglic card was going to be played out in the finals. At least he did good work shutting down things until the mechanical.