I don't disagree with any of this. He sure seems to be in a bit more of a hurry now compared to when he did the interview. It was mostly to counter your argument that he had optimized everything to perform better than many other riders in his age group. But even if he can stay at his current level or improve it somewhat, which I believe he can as he has been a bit troubled in recent years, there's a very good career to be had from being a top ITT-er and a strong stage racer.Seriously though, i think Foss might be better served putting on more weight and start eyeballing TT's, classics or breakaways than trying to lose weight (iirc he already lost a lot of that weight 2 years ago, and it has not improved his general level) with GC in mind. I also doubt Jumbo is going to sign a 23 year old, who will only start showing his pedigree 4 years after their contract ends. That's the level of commitment you expect with a generational talent, which he is clearly not. Also, if all that was really true, and he really believed what he said back then, then there is no need for him to start expecting/claiming a more prominent role as a GC leader at this point, as by his own admission, he's still 4 years shy of his best level.
And I also don't really feel the need to further make this into more of a Foss thread than a Roglic thread!