Roglic is a lovely guy. His reaction was that he had to let go at 4km, and was therefore disappointed, he says he knows he should be satisfied, but isn't, because "I always want to win"
He is. But 4s on Dumoulin is not a safe margin and he can't take 9s on Dennis, unless the last two stages took a toll on Rohan. Pinot is too far ahead imo so the main thing for Rogla is to hold off Thomas (8s) and Castroviejo (17s) for an excellent overall top5.Dekker_Tifosi said:Roglic is more than capable in the ITT, so even with all those specialists behind he should not worry. Remember he nearly beat Dumoulin in the Giro prologue
A year has passed and they are very different riders. I compared him to Landa because their climbing style looked quite similar although I'm not seeing that many similarities anymore. But mainly because Landa was the hyped rider at the time and was even seen by many as a Giro winner for 2016. Maybe I should just delete the Landa part from the title. Honestly I couldn't think of a rider that reminds me of Roglic. Probably because I still have no idea what kind of rider he'll become. Though the last signs are clearer and point towards a GC rider.saganftw said:you should change the title to "hopefully roglic is not a new mikel landa" :lol:
He doesn't need to match Dennis or Van Emden in a short flat ITT off course. No GC rider can do that. His TT is good where it is imo. If he keeps this level against the clock and improves his climbing, he will be alright. Easier said then done, I know. But he is on the right path. Now he needs to show continuity in his next races. I hope he does Pais Vasco after Milano-Sanremo and then the Ardenes classics. Oh, and he has had a fantastic start of season. Didn't expect that.pablohidalgo7 said:Good ride, he lacks the power to match Dennis or Van emden in a flat and short ITT, but he was closer than in last year Eneco for example. Roglic is becoming quite a solid rider in both: climbing and TT at the same time, and that is crucial (and no easy, look Dumoulin today) for his GC potencial.
That would be a VERY light race program. I think he should at least ride the Tour of Slovenia.johnymax said:About his racing program going forward. He won't do the Ardennes classics. It's a shame cause I wanted to see him in LBL. But OK, the team decided it'd be wise not to ride the classics, instead he'll do Tour de Romandie. Then he'll go to altitude training camp preparing for his Tour debut. He won't do Tour de Suisse or Dauphine but just Slovenian RR and ITT championships. There is a chance he'll ride Tour de Slovenie but as it stands now, no stage racing for him in June.
Here's an easy way to spot him, he has a very prominent tattoo on his right arm:Valv.Piti said:I can never tell the difference between Bennett and Roglic, Always thinks it Roglic, but its pretty much always Bennett who goes on some doomed attack. Great riders both.
Rogla should have at least top-5 sewn up I think. Alaphilippe, Yates and Gorka are out of it.
I'd say the best. It was the first win with LottoNL Jumbo when he could raise his arms when crossing the finish line. His other victories came in GC or in TTs. Even today he only raised his arms after passing the line. He was fighting for every secondpablohidalgo7 said:Yeah!!!!
One of his best victories so far.