Colbrelli should get a visit from Christopher Moltisanti who just wants to buy some pastry from a bakery.Bit worried about Roglic' passive reaction here. If that really happened you at lest put in a protest. You can't let yourself get *** with like this.
I'll let the Slovenians in the forum respond to the question. But from my experiences visiting in the former Communist countries, including Slovenia, all I'd heard about the attitude was verified. I was unhappy with a meal and was counseled not to complain! People didn't complain, they carried on.Is it?
To me it just screams "yeet me over when I'm in the way cause I don't retaliate anyway"
IMO, that's why winning 2, 3, 5 TdFs in a row (or not in a row for that matter)is that much more impressive: staying off the ground, avoid flats, avoiding mechanicals, etc. for 100+ days!There are too many personal vested interests for different teams after a stage like today's ergo no one will make a unified stand against madness (stage design + peloton behavior). I mean just look at how certain teams have benefitted from the carnage (in terms of GC prospects & sprint stage victories).
So Roglic will continue, lose the Tour & afterwards people will unironically say "tough luck, you shouldn't have crashed & you weren't going to beat Pogacar anyway". Rinse repeat for Pogacar if he finds himself in the same position, i.e. "tough luck, but Carapaz deserves it for staying on his bike" etc.
It just makes the entire concept of being the best, training hard & preparing for the Tour so redundant based on the nature of the crash lottery.
apparently there is noneWhat we need is the helicopter footage from that crash.
How very suspicious.
Thanks. I only glance at this thread now and then. I didn't know you did the title and I didn't get it. I thought it was conjured up by a fanboy who had gone simple. Bad luck for him, but he's less than a minute behind Pog.He's had bad luck in France for years now. Dauphine, Tour, Paris-Nice... I tried to change that with wishing him good luck, but it didn't help. I'm gonna cry
Man, lots of in your post:In my opinion Roglič should assess his chances and if chances are low he should abandon the Tour and focus on new goals. Healthy Roglič could get that amount of time back, as for injured one ...
For years i had high opinion of the Tour, but this years fiasco seriously undermined that. I do expect for cyclists to give everything they got. To suffer physicality and mentally and to do that tremendously. But for me it stops when it is obvious i am watching a circus with a freak show and the bar is set beyond the body bag. And nobody really cares and find that amusing.
Pogačar said they sent them down a narrow road full of holes at the end of the stage all knew will finish in a high speed bunch sprint. There is just no excuse for that after Poland.
Such reduced and broken up GC squad. What is the point in watching that. Like with the sprinters, Bennett missing, OK then second tire ones will get a chance. Oh no, they crashed, third tier to get a chance ... If the best of the best are basically eliminated on stage 3 then the race can't be considered to be first tier anymore. Just do the train or something and lets get it over with.
Anyway i am not watching this GT race actively anymore. Good luck to you Primož with whatever you decide to do next.
You will still be my GOAT with or without the Tour title in your trophy cabinet.
No real point in debating then, is it? But as you took the time a quick recap.Man, lots of in your post:
-This is the first time that you see the TdF as a circus?!
-PR crashed long before the finish, had nothing to do with the sprint.
-Bennett isn't the best sprinter of 2021.
-TM is a first tier sprinter (better than Bennett this year).
-Your definition of 'tiers' is too narrow IMO.
-No GC racer is the GOAT without a TdF title.