I don't think that's true at all. Bahrain have done great in some of the Giros (2021 for Caruso for example), and I remember them blowing up some stages by going hard very early.I've never seen Bahrain ride as a team. They show up with 3-4 super doms and you never know which one of them will lead the team to 8th.
Roglic would be the obvious leader but I'm not sure if they have it in their DNA to really get organized into a race controlling force.
Sure but let's say he went to Bora (who are probably the strongest team he can join), I'd look at guys like Vlasov, Hindley, Higuita, Martinez and Kamna as not good doms, and I'm not sure if some of them would even be interested in doing it. Even in current Bora, they never seem to ride together, they'd just sit in the leading group until they start to drop.It's not that much on how such team look and work ATM. It's on how it will look and work in 2024 season and beyond. As it's not the same team, having a cyclist as Rogla, riding as a team leader, or not having that. And then there is the question on how much such team really wants to win the Tour. I could easily imagine, that the team Rogla will end up riding for in 2024 season will do everything and beyond, to win the Tour.
So that is not the same team any more. It's a new team yet to be seen and experienced. The Rogla Tour Team.
Every Bahrain rider you just listed is someone that I'm accustomed to seeing targeting their own results while at Bahrain, although some of them were doms at other outfits. Which is basically my point. It's where doms go to be given a chance to chase 9th place.I don't think that's true at all. Bahrain have done great in some of the Girls (2021 for Caruso for example), and I remember them blowing up some stages by going hard very early.
I don't think they can compete against Jumbo and UAE in team strength (that's very difficult though) but they'd be a good fit for Roglic I think and could bring a strong team to the Tour. Also, unlike Bora, I think their riders are more willing to dom for each other. Likes of Caruso, Bilbao, Poels, Haig fit in as strong doms and are guys who I feel will be more willing to do it in comparison to Vlasov, Higuita etc. Mohoric would also be excellent in a WVA style role