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Teams & Riders Everybody needs a little bit of Roglstomp in their lives

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All in all i support the outcome on where a good team, doesn't have to be the best, will want to win the Tour with Rogla. Having a realistic shot at it, as team. The rest to be on Rogla. I am OK with such outcome. So fingers crossed things will pan out.

For now i guess best to focus on racing again. Saturday is just around the corner and on Sunday Rogla will take some rest and will speak. Looking forward to both.
 
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As far as I'm concerned if this merger story is true (& it looks like the UCI has been notified of something, so it looks ominous), Jumbo will no longer be Jumbo anymore anyway. So saying 'he's leaving Jumbo Visma' is a moot point. It won't be Jumbo. It'll be a new entity with a new name. Rog's historical team will no longer exist, at least not as it is (certainly not as the team he signed his latest contract with). And if they insist on bringing Evenepoel in, then the imperative was to leave ASAP anyway.

On that front I think the penny will drop (which means people will finally understand) when the new merged team lines up with their new kits & team name - along with a reorganized backroom staff & roster - that the Jumbo adventure is over. No more black & yellow. No more killer bees. No more win together (although that had already gone out the window anyway).

I'll be super excited for this next chapter no matter where he goes (although I'll say my preference is Ineos & always has been, i.e. it's a real cycling team with a real history of winning).
 
Roglic & Rodriguez will be co leaders at the TDF if he moves to ineos.
That doesn't seem likely to me, at least not right away. Rodriguez is going to need to win or at least podium a GT before they give him equal footing with Roglic. I suppose they could say it's 1A and 1B, but Roglic will be the defacto leader.

If Ineos is high on Rodriguez (which they should be), I would think they will let him prove his potential at the Giro or Vuelta first as the leader.
 
That doesn't seem likely to me, at least not right away. Rodriguez is going to need to win or at least podium a GT before they give him equal footing with Roglic. I suppose they could say it's 1A and 1B, but Roglic will be the defacto leader.

If Ineos is high on Rodriguez (which they should be), I would think they will let him prove his potential at the Giro or Vuelta first as the leader.
GCN reported about his extension "The move to keep Rodríguez virtually assures the Spaniard of a leadership role in the Tour de France next year."
 
Its quite funny in a way because roglic was the guy who basically dethroned ineos in 2020. Yes, it ended up being pogacar who won the Tour on that season, but roglic's domination at the Tour de l'ain and dauphine, and then the tour that year, was the symbolic changing of the guards from ineos to Jumbo
Great post because people actually forgot that very quickly. Roglic was the sole destroyer of SKY/INEOS long dominance, not JBV.
 

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