Rewatching the Vuelta Stage 10 where Roglic went down on his solo escape it was more apparent what happend: 1)both wheels looked to lose grip at the same time 2)his slide marks were mostly from his body on the tarmac and it looked like a blackboard being wiped clean. Must've been very dusty. You would brake differently on a descent with rim brakes and feather front/back application; possibly avoiding that. That's Pure Speculation but Primoz's line into the corner and his position didn't look incorrect. His tires may have contributed as well. He definitely enjoys testing himself like Alaphilippe so he will be in those positions from time to time.Tirreno 2018 stage 4 on Sassotetto:
|01 juil.||Copenhague - Copenhague (clm)||13|
|02 juil.||Roskilde - Nyborg||199|
|03 juil.||Vejle - Sonderborg||182|
|04 juil.||Nord (Transfert)|
|05 juil.||Dunkerque - Calais||172|
|06 juil.||Lille Métropole - Arenberg Port du Hainaut||155|
|07 juil.||Binche - Longwy||220|
|08 juil.||Tomblaine - La super Planche des Belles Filles||176|
|09 juil.||Dole - Lausanne||184|
|10 juil.||Aigle - Châtel Les Portes du Soleil||183|
|11 juil.||Morzine (Repos)|
|12 juil.||Morzine Les Portes du Soleil - Megève||148|
|13 juil.||Albertville - Col du Granon||149|
|14 juil.||Briançon - Alpe d'Huez||166|
|15 juil.||Bourg d'Oisans - Saint-Etienne||193|
|16 juil.||Saint-Etienne - Mende||195|
|17 juil.||Rodez - Carcassonne||200|
|18 juil.||Carcassonne (Repos)|
|19 juil.||Carcassonne - Foix||179|
|20 juil.||Saint-Gaudens - Peyragudes||130|
|21 juil.||Lourdes - Hautacam||143|
|22 juil.||Castelnau-Magnoac - Cahors||189|
|23 juil.||Lacapelle-Marival - Rocamadour (clm)||40|
|24 juil.||Paris La Défense Arena - Paris Champs-Elysées||112|
Wow, a proper 40k TT. That will help. So much for the people hoping for less TT to give some of the pure climbers a chance. As if the Slovenians aren’t the best climbers anyway.I like this route & I believe it suits Roglic quite well. Especially the distances in km for each stage:
Le parcours du Tour de France 2022 : étape par étape, dates, villes et profils de la 109e édition - L'Équipe (lequipe.fr)
Date Etape Km 01 juil. Copenhague - Copenhague (clm) 13 02 juil. Roskilde - Nyborg 199 03 juil. Vejle - Sonderborg 182 04 juil. Nord (Transfert) 05 juil. Dunkerque - Calais 172 06 juil. Lille Métropole - Arenberg Port du Hainaut 155 07 juil. Binche - Longwy 220 08 juil. Tomblaine - La super Planche des Belles Filles 176 09 juil. Dole - Lausanne 184 10 juil. Aigle - Châtel Les Portes du Soleil 183 11 juil. Morzine (Repos) 12 juil. Morzine Les Portes du Soleil - Megève 148 13 juil. Albertville - Col du Granon 149 14 juil. Briançon - Alpe d'Huez 166 15 juil. Bourg d'Oisans - Saint-Etienne 193 16 juil. Saint-Etienne - Mende 195 17 juil. Rodez - Carcassonne 200 18 juil. Carcassonne (Repos) 19 juil. Carcassonne - Foix 179 20 juil. Saint-Gaudens - Peyragudes 130 21 juil. Lourdes - Hautacam 143 22 juil. Castelnau-Magnoac - Cahors 189 23 juil. Lacapelle-Marival - Rocamadour (clm) 40 24 juil. Paris La Défense Arena - Paris Champs-Elysées 112
A nice 40km TT at the end as well.
Oh we can say it, i.e. it is tailor made for Roglic.It would be hard to claim Tour 2022 isn't a tailor made GT for Roglič. Lack of TTT could be considered as being a slight downside. They had to throw in a bit of cobbles. To try to kill the GT race early. Still after Roglič gets married Roglič, Lora and Lev can move in with Wout. Perfect honeymoon. All in all Roglič having van Aert in his team is like saying TTT was included after all.
Lets wait and see what decisions will get made regarding the next season. I would say it does look promising. For cycling fans to see a great battle at the Tour 2022.
i.e. a message to WvA: it's all about winning the Tour & everything else is secondary.Certainly the first stage could be a good chance [for yellow]. For our Dane [Vingegaard], but we also have a Belgian [Wout van Aert] and a Slovenian [Roglič]."
Jumbo-Visma typically announce their Tour de France team well in advance and in the last two seasons have publicly shared their eight-rider roster in the off-season. The 2022 route came out just minutes before Plugge talked to the press but the Dutchman did leave the door open for Dumoulin, who last made an appearance at the Tour de France back in 2020, when he helped Roglič to second overall.
"We still have to see who we're going to take, but they could do it there. Tom Dumoulin too. I think it's also very nice that the Galibier is included twice during such classic mountain stages and that there is an arrival at Alpe d'Huez. There are great opportunities there," Plugge said.
“[The route] looks nice, with chances for wind too. We are good at that. Indeed, Wout has many chances here. There are more, but he has a lot of chances. We have to come to the Tour with a strong team to put him in a good position.
"Normally he will be there anyway. We are making plans now, but Wout is part of our strongest team. But it's not about the beginning, it's about the last stage. In the end it's about the yellow jersey on the Champs-Élysées and we have to work out the best battle plan for that."
Didn't you say that Primoz shouldn't ride Roubaix if he wants to continue his career? Cobbles could be a problem for sure, especially if bad weather strikes. Not only for Primoz obviously, it adds an element of uncertainty for anyone.Oh we can say it, i.e. it is tailor made for Roglic.
Paris-Roubaix is different. In my outlook here I assume WvA will be working for Roglic & stay with him, i.e. I believe GC teams play a crucial role in getting their leader through the cobbles in the Tour (as we've seen in the past). I also think Roglic is absolutely capable of riding cobbles (just probably not a 260km monument versus the hardest badasses in the peloton on the day). And what's a good day on the cobbles in the Tour? No time loss versus rivals, whereas in P-R the aim is victory or bust. The stress & objective creates a different type of approach.Didn't you say that Primoz shouldn't ride Roubaix if he wants to continue his career? Cobbles could be a problem for sure, especially if bad weather strikes. Not only for Primoz obviously, it adds an element of uncertainty for anyone.
You are a very optimistic skijumper Roglič fan I seeAfter this year‘s TdF, I fear Primoz won‘t reach PDBF without having crashed 3-5 times. He could crash in Denmark several times, he could crash in Northern France, even on the cobbles.
TdF is super nervous in the first days. Clear advantage for Pogacar, who has clearly better bike handling skills...