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I agree, but IMO the sponsor thinks otherwise. I'm talking what can reasonably be expected. Roglic doesn't have the GT results of Contador, either. And isn't likely to win, given Pog's dominance and age. So it's both of those things. Contador had 6 wins in the 2 biggest GTs. Roglic has had at least 3 failed attempts. Also because he's much more likely to crash hard than Pog (2020 Dauphine, 2021 Tour - twice)

I agree that they should give it another go, however.
Like it or not Roglič is the Contador of the current generation.
 
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Who says there always needs to be a Contador of every generation?

Really, although they are not complete opposites, I fail to see the striking similarities.
Every generation needs a Contador and Froome. Otherwise it is a "bad" generation. As for trying to argue this generation is "bad". Hence there is no Contador and Froome at all.

That is just silly?

This generation is one of the best ones in a while. Hence i will ask again. Who is the Contador of this generation? The answer should be easy. My take on it is it's Roglič. Now lets hear other people opinions. Considering the fierce opposition i got there must be some other names involved. And lets hear them.
 
Every generation needs a Contador and Froome. Otherwise it is a "bad" generation. As for trying to argue this generation is "bad". Hence there is no Contador and Froome at all.

That is just silly?

This generation is one of the best ones in a while. Hence i will ask again. Who is the Contador of this generation? The answer should be easy. My take on it is it's Roglič. Now lets hear other people opinions. Considering the fierce opposition i got there must be some other names involved. And lets hear them.
Your post doesn't make any sense. No, there is no need for every generation to have a Contador and a Froome in order to not be a bad generation.
Riders are simply different, the constellations are also different in different years.
 
Yes i said some of you don't like that. But that doesn't change much. In a lot of areas Roglič is already ahead of Contador. Still has the time to catch up on others. If Roglič has 3 more season on such level ahead. He will top Contador by the end of his career.
I don't think he's the Contador of this generation (every rider has his own style) but Primoz can at least match Contador by the end - he can get closer in terms of GTs and will beat Conta comfortably in one day races (and stages). Three more seasons in his prime are likely making him one of absolutely the best riders of the current century.
 
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Every generation needs a Contador and Froome. Otherwise it is a "bad" generation. As for trying to argue this generation is "bad". Hence there is no Contador and Froome at all.

That is just silly?

This generation is one of the best ones in a while. Hence i will ask again. Who is the Contador of this generation? The answer should be easy. My take on it is it's Roglič. Now lets hear other people opinions. Considering the fierce opposition i got there must be some other names involved. And lets hear them.
I've rarely read so much crap in one post.
 
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Yes i said some of you don't like that. But that doesn't change much. In a lot of areas Roglič is already ahead of Contador. Still has the time to catch up on others. If Roglič has 3 more season on such level ahead. He will top Contador by the end of his career.
Yes, he is ahead of Contador in some areas, in others he is behind. I see absolutely nowhere he is exactly equal to Contador apart from the absolute number of Vuelta wins, nor does he resemble the Spaniard in appearance, racing style or characteristics. It seems like a rather bizarre statement...
 
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Every generation needs a Contador and Froome. Otherwise it is a "bad" generation. As for trying to argue this generation is "bad". Hence there is no Contador and Froome at all.

That is just silly?

This generation is one of the best ones in a while. Hence i will ask again. Who is the Contador of this generation? The answer should be easy. My take on it is it's Roglič. Now lets hear other people opinions. Considering the fierce opposition i got there must be some other names involved. And lets hear them.
Contador is better than Merckx and anyone else for that matter and so, no comparisons can be made to him. No one is worthy to take up his mantle.
 
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If Van Aert can win green on his own then so be it, but bringing domestiques specifically to help win green when you wanna win the Tour is ridiculous. Sagan didn't get a lead out train in a team with a post prime Contador. He should easily be able to win on his own on the parcours of next year and the only problem with that one should be that he'd compete with Roglic for bonifications.
Tinkoff wasn't stacked with GT help like Jumbo is now and of course 9 riders instead of 8 now, but Sagan had riders capable of providing decent support if and when needed unlike some of the proposed Jumbo squads that I have seen

2015
41 CONTADOR Alberto
42 BASSO Ivan
43 BENNATI Daniele
44 KREUZIGER Roman
45 MAJKA Rafał
46 ROGERS Michael
47 SAGAN Peter
48 TOSATTO Matteo
49 VALGREN Michael

2016
31 CONTADOR Alberto
32 SAGAN Peter
33 BODNAR Maciej
34 GATTO Oscar
35 KIŠERLOVSKI Robert
36 KREUZIGER Roman
37 MAJKA Rafał
38 TOSATTO Matteo
39 VALGREN Michael
 
Tinkoff wasn't stacked with GT help like Jumbo is now and of course 9 riders instead of 8 now, but Sagan had riders capable of providing decent support if and when needed unlike some of the proposed Jumbo squads that I have seen

2015
41 CONTADOR Alberto
42 BASSO Ivan
43 BENNATI Daniele
44 KREUZIGER Roman
45 MAJKA Rafał
46 ROGERS Michael
47 SAGAN Peter
48 TOSATTO Matteo
49 VALGREN Michael

2016
31 CONTADOR Alberto
32 SAGAN Peter
33 BODNAR Maciej
34 GATTO Oscar
35 KIŠERLOVSKI Robert
36 KREUZIGER Roman
37 MAJKA Rafał
38 TOSATTO Matteo
39 VALGREN Michael
But did any teammate ride for Sagan during the 2015 Tour? I can't recall a single moment where the team rode for him during that Tour, but plenty of stages where green was secondary (echelons, cobbles).
 
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But did any teammate ride for Sagan during the 2015 Tour? I can't recall a single moment where the team rode for him during that Tour, but plenty of stages where green was secondary (echelons, cobbles).
I think you are very likely correct, going over the live reports in CN it seems that Tinkoff did a bit of work on the easier stages, but without reviewing the race it is difficult to know whether it was to keep Contador on the front
 
They only raced together in 2015 and 2016 IIRC. In the 2015 Tour he was a dead man riding after the Giro anyway, and in 2016 he was a big underdog.

IMO Roglic' record vs Pogacar is better than Contadors vs Froome in that period.
True. Roglic just doesn't have the important GT wins and almost mythical racing style to give him a Contador-like status. It affects the level of support you're likely going to get as a rider.

Roglic does have a cult-like following, but it's quite small compared to Contador's fanbase, or even Van Aert's.
 
True. Roglic just doesn't have the important GT wins and almost mythical racing style to give him a Contador-like status. It affects the level of support you're likely going to get as a rider.

Roglic does have a cult-like following, but it's quite small compared to Contador's fanbase, or even Van Aert's.
It's just the timing of Pogacar really. Without Pog Roglic basically wins 3 GTs in 4 attempts (doesn't do 2020 Vuelta) with a crash out in the Tour. Also in hindsight going Giro/Tour in 2019 looks like the worst scheduling decision in the history of scheduling decisions.

I think it's fairly likely that Roglic will be the greatest ever GT rider without a TdF win by the end of his career.
 
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