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It's a dream scenario though, right? i.e. winning the Tour would be the pinnacle of his career & he'd be able to take a step back & ask himself what he wants next. But IMO only doing one grand tour would be a waste of his peak years, so win or lose the Tour, I'd expect a Vuelta challenge for number 4.
To be honest i don't know. All in all best to win the Tour first and to decide the rest after. Based on the form and momentum.
 
If I was Roglić and won the this year's Tour I would skip the Vuelta and target the Worlds and Il Lombardia as this could be one of his last chances in these events and then next year try a second winning attempt at the Giro followed by the Tour or the Vuelta depending how he felt afterwards
 
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Can hardly predict how it would be if he won the Tour and how he'd feel if it happened. Maybe he just likes to race it anyway.
Based on his path i would say that he is now mature enough to embrace it as a Tour champion should. And likely to hang his Olympic ITT medal on Tour de France trophy.

P.S. Roglič being Roglič likely to focus on future races in a couple of days after.
 
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If I was Roglić and won the this year's Tour I would skip the Vuelta and target the Worlds and Il Lombardia as this could be one of his last chances in these events and then next year try a second winning attempt at the Giro followed by the Tour or the Vuelta depending how he felt afterwards
I agree about the first part. Still as for doing Giro in 2023. Likely he would do Tour in 2023 and skip the Giro. Personally i would like to see Roglič giving Giro-Tour double a try once. We'll see.

Hopefully they are all healthy and for now Paris-Nice 2022 it is!
 
Updated Rogla's schedule for 2022:

26.2.: Ardèche
27.2.: Drôme
6.–13. 3.: Paris–Nice
19. 3.: Milano–San Remo
4.–9. 4.: Itzulia
20.4.: Fleche Wallonne
24.4.: Liege–Bastogne–Liege
5.-12. 6.: Criterium du Dauphine
1.–24. 7.: Tour de France
18. 8.-11. 9.: Vuelta a Espana

So two one day preparation races added before P-N to start the season and Dauphine before the Tour.
 
While watching the video i couldn't believe it at first. I needed to check and indeed Primož was a ski jumper in the past.

Who would have known that.

Great video and another thing to commend JV for. If they will win or lose the Tour. There will still be a great documentary made about it. They are so strong in this area. As it should be.

As for Primož there is one thing i really don't get. Why is he in Giro form? For Ardèche?
 
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While watching the video i couldn't believe it at first. I needed to check and indeed Primož was a ski jumper in the past.

Who would have known that.


Great video and another thing to commend JV for. If they will win or lose the Tour. There will still be a great documentary made about it. They are so strong in this area. As it should be.

As for Primož there is one thing i really don't get. Why is he in Giro form? For Ardèche?
LMAO!!!!
 
Probably ski-jumping competition in Beijing - he's too thin even for a cyclist. Or maybe cross-country 50 km: he would excel in those long distance events.
When I about it that way, it’s a surprise that with his power/engine some coach back then didn’t nudge him toward doing Nordic combined. I guess they didn’t think there was a need do aerobic testing of their ski jumpers. Surely his “numbers” would have popped out as noticeable had they done so?
 
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When I about it that way, it’s a surprise that with his power/engine some coach back then didn’t nudge him toward doing Nordic combined. I guess they didn’t think there was a need do aerobic testing of their ski jumpers. Surely his “numbers” would have popped out as noticeable had they done so?
Yeah, that's strange. It's quite common that ski-jumpers and runners start with Nordic combined and then choose what suits them better. When it comes to Roglic it wasn't the case, it seems. His big physical talent would have been noticed in cross country.
 
What‘s so special about Roglic, is, that he was even a World Champion in Ski jumping. Later, he became Olympic Champion in cycling. That is quite crazy. I mean, hardly anyone did something compareable.

Probably he forever will be the only person in the world who ever finished on the podium of the Tour de France, after having jumped from the Planica Ski flying hill few years before. Just two different worlds. Even the best jumpers have real fear when they go Ski flying in Planica, Oberstdorf, Vikersund or Bad Mitterndorf. This is a lot about courage, and might be psychologically much more demanding than going downhill the Galibier, full-speed on a 6,8 kg Cervelo. The Planica thing demands much more courage, I would guess.
 

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