And when he lost the Tour to Tadej he had clearly concentrated on the other main focus: climbing. It's the dilemma for any great rider preparing for a GT and 2020 they weren't quite ready. 2021 he took too many hits.This is what happens when he does a lot of TT training. He said before the race he did more TT training this year then he did in the past years. The TT route was perfect for him. But I didn't believe in him if I'm completely honest. Boy how wrong I was...never doubt the guy. He is the epitome of a rider always coming back to top after a major disappointment.
He is going to smash the opening ITT so hard. San Luca style.Training today in Japan at 7:00AM for the Vuelta:
Prepping for the August stomp.
I wouldn't be so sure. His preparation will be odd and on OG road race he showed he struggled at the end. He has lack of race days and might have problems on hard days and could crack. Top Bernal could make race hard and leave him behind. With prologue and TT he may be ahead a minute or so, but that could be quickly "lost" in moutains against top Bernal or someone else.Ok, same question as in Pogi's case at the Tour. How many minutes over the second guy at the Vuelta?