He never raced it after winning Emilia for the third time. 😎Fairplay to Roglic, he has been the best in the world on these sorts of finishes in the last 5 years. Very classy win. 250kms of lombardia is entirely different however and he's never looked like winning that race when he's won Emilia before.
Pantani is arguably one of the most charismatic riders of the past 30 years. A true legend that was catapulted into stardom due to the circumstances surrounding his tragic and early death. And yet there are currently several riders with a better palmares that are not legends no matter how much they will win.
Being legendary is not about PCS or UCI points. It's about a style, a pathos. One sees how life and cycling are united in every attack or every crash. It's not only a job for them. And this is what draws fans into cycling.
Everyone in the finale, EVERYONE just eyeballed him waiting for his jump. He looked to have another km in his legs at that speed if he needed it. To all critics that suggest he's not a real sprinter; ask Tadej.I'm quoting this old post from March because pathos is the correct term here to describe this rider, definitely. Only Primož freaking Roglič on the day he announces his departure from his team of forever will then casually stomp Pogačar in such an efficient way. Bravo.
I enjoyed that finish. I also enjoyed the supporting cast as well, i.e. Pog, Carapaz, Mas... the Yates brothers. It was like a high school reunion of his greatest rivalries during his Jumbo years.
Que up the yeah, but Remco wasn't there argumentEveryone in the finale, EVERYONE just eyeballed him waiting for his jump. He looked to have another km in his legs at that speed if he needed it. To all critics that suggest he's not a real sprinter; ask Tadej.
Hopefully more to come.
How many all-time greats are there? Is Rominger one of them?
Less than that can do. He's a legend to me and the only one who can rival Tommeke.