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Just watched Rogla on TV in an post ITT interview for local media. He acknowledged this was an ITT for "big boys" but is still happy with his performance today. He said he is healthy and happy he can again do what he loves doing the most. The whole race serves as a preparation for the Tour.
Sadly finished one place short of teaching Pog how to get 4th without screaming fits
 
Just watched Rogla on TV in an post ITT interview for local media. He acknowledged this was an ITT for "big boys" but is still happy with his performance today. He said he is healthy and happy he can again do what he loves doing the most. The whole race serves as a preparation for the Tour.
His TT was what he should be doing a month before the Tour depart and he should be happy. Thanks for catching that interview; we get Caca here except the last day Recap.
 
Tomorrow is the first real moment of truth since Itzulia.

Everything is nasty hard in this stage, but the final cat 2 climb is nastier than it looks:


The Croix de Fer can have a healthy tailwind at the top 10km which could create gaps. The first half of the descent to Vaujany is easy (where Froome caught Quintana) but a 90 second lead on the lower slopes would also preserve an escape's gap. Everyone will need to be vigilant and not waste energy catching on. The last climb will be hard, that 12.5% won't be fun.
 
The Croix de Fer can have a healthy tailwind at the top 10km which could create gaps. The first half of the descent to Vaujany is easy (where Froome caught Quintana) but a 90 second lead on the lower slopes would also preserve an escape's gap. Everyone will need to be vigilant and not waste energy catching on. The last climb will be hard, that 12.5% won't be fun.
Pretty sure that 12.5% thing is an artifact and it's pretty consistent 9-10% for those 4km.

Also my read is that the NW wind goes from cross/tail on the first part of the CdF to nearly full headwind on the steep part on the top. Descend should then be cross with bits of headwind at the start and only tailwind at the end.
 
Pretty sure that 12.5% thing is an artifact and it's pretty consistent 9-10% for those 4km.

Also my read is that the NW wind goes from cross/tail on the first part of the CdF to nearly full headwind on the steep part on the top. Descend should then be cross with bits of headwind at the start and only tailwind at the end.
Just going on last two times I went up from the reservoir side to Saint Sorlin-d'Arves in late June-July. It could be different but descending down to the reservoir was from the top had a tailwind, gradual descending with slight wind switches until you descend down to the river and then climb up. A tired leader can lose 30 to 60 seconds just climbing out of that hole. The late afternoon wind comes up valley from Oz and it can be a grind when you hit the long stretches. A group of 4-6 could do well. Solo/pairs not so well against a concerted chase so it'll be interesting on that last climb. Never done it but 10% can be plenty tough after the Galibier. Beautiful place to race!
 
Finally a little bit of a stomp.

But he did only take three seconds on Verona on the final kilometre, so it was not too stompy.
The final kilometer was mostly downhill to flat so Verona laid it all out. While Primoz likes to win I'm sure the gap to those behind was the focus and that worked pretty much like predicted. Roglic went on the 12.5% and kept his momentum. Not sure Vingegard could have cracked that gap so definitively but he's in great shape too.
 
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Finally a little bit of a stomp.

But he did only take three seconds on Verona on the final kilometre, so it was not too stompy.
I didnt see the race but this is possible if tje GC guys drilled the first kms of the climb like crazy. Maes much more sense for Rog to leave it all on the road in the final steep km and then try not to die in the final flat km
 
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