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

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As in the TDF could be in danger? I mean he could sprint after the crash so surely it's not that bad? Or is just something he will need to take care in the off season (a surgery to fix it)?
We don't know yet, but he already had a surgery on that shoulder after 2022 season. I think it's not that innocent when he starts explaining to the media how much it hurts... Usually he doesn't say anything.
 
Yeah I mean if this is his level at the Tour I wouldn't be surprised if there is some outsider who nails his shape and is straight up better than him.
IMO he looked pretty good on Collet d'Allevard. Clearly he wasn't even at the level today he was as 2 days before. So IMO either they got the prep wrong today with I dunno feeding strategy or thermoregulation or whatever or it's still just consequences from the crashes.

On stage 3 he stayed seated and didn't sprint. Now ofcourse Gee winning that sprint looks different now but he was in the 5th wheel and then never got out of the saddle to finish 10th some 3 seconds down, I think that was the shoulder already.
 
All in all it was a pretty hard preparation week for Roglic. Crashing two times...very lucky that this hasn't ended his Tour already. I think formwise he wasn't quite there which was already hinted at in the TT. But then Allevard was really strong compared to my expectations. He looked there like he could have gone even faster with a classic stomp at the end. The the day after that was already weaker and today a lot of problems.

Pogi is the clear favourite for the Tour and Roglic is like Evenepoel a clear udnerdog. The only one who can beat a not crashing Pogi in his best shape is an in form Vingegaard. That was clear before the Dauphine and it's true today. Dependening on the Level of Pogi and Vingegaard it could be a very exciting Tour. I like the course with mountains sprinkled all the way through. The first stage could be already carnage. Also good TTs which could help Remco. I think also the real outsiders like Rodriguez and Jorgensen look good. maybe even a Carapaz or Bernal could get in fine form.

So expectations for Roglic is in my view a hard battle for a podium. But if the level isn't there with Pogi it could be the most open field since 2019. Wouldn't bet on it but at least there is some hope that the 2nd GT could get to Tadej in the 2nd or 3rd week.
 
I hope Roglic will improve towards the Tour; at this moment he is the only realistic competition for pogacar: Vingegaard is very unsure, Remco’s climbing pedigree is not enough and all others either lack climbing or a tt.
It's probable all of the contenders from Dauphine will improve. It'll take several of them to beat the best Tadej and that's possible. Remco will be a wild card at his best form if it comes early enough to surprise UAE.
That's his route to a top ten in GC. Primoz knows well what he is up against and will disappoint everyone that expects a 50km drag race of power. That won't happen unless the two of them are left in a break and as UAE has the strength to accompany the contenders it's equally unlikely. It'll be different than the Giro.
 
Jumbo's mouthpiece aka Thijs Zonneveld with some very salty tears:


"This was mind-bogglingly mediocre, actually. He didn't just have to let Jorgenson go, either. But five riders, and not the biggest ones either. What does it say? He seems to have the same problem as last year in the Giro. When things get really tough, he also showed weaknesses then."

What could be the cause of this 'mediocre' performance? Zonneveld speculates about the new BORA-hansgrohe team: "Maybe it also says that he is not recovering well. His condition didn't improve in the Dauphiné. Quite the opposite. He won, but I wouldn't take much confidence from this with a view to the Tour de France."
 
Jumbo's mouthpiece aka Thijs Zonneveld with some very salty tears:

What's wrong about what he said? Did Roglic's showing made you confident in a TDF victory? How was this not a mediocre performance for someone that wants to win the TDF.
 
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What's wrong about what he said? Did Roglic's showing made you confident in a TDF victory? How was this not a mediocre performance for someone that wants to win the TDF.

Because it's salty as hell.

Saying Roglič isn't favorite to beat Pog is not breaking news. Everyone was saying it already. But when Mr. "Cian Uijtdebroeks is bullied by Bora" Thijs Zonneveld drops the hammer on Rog & starts spilling his bilge, you just know yesterday was a bitter disappointment. He even goes further & suggests Evenepoel's performance wasn't as concerning. I mean... lol?

The press are just story tellers accompanying the sport anyway. Their words are so utterly meaningless, i.e. a rider who wins & dominates = articles along the lines of "he's going to challenge", then when a rider suffers there are obligatory articles about how bad he is.

But Zonneveld should know better here considering A/crashes impacted Rog & B/his point about last year's Giro answers itself... because Rog eventually did demolish the final ITT & win GC.

So if there's one rider who can have a bad day, get dropped & then still win races afterwards, it's Rogla. Now I'm not saying he'll win the Tour but come on now, i.e. winning tight races after getting dropped is just the way he is.
 
What's wrong about what he said? Did Roglic's showing made you confident in a TDF victory? How was this not a mediocre performance for someone that wants to win the TDF.
Who says he wants to win or that he WILL win? All he ever said is he wants to race it as nr. 1 in his team. He didn't have that chance in Jumbo so he left. Everything else is in the minds of fans and haters everywhere. Grow up.
He wants a shot. He'll get it. He's his own biggest enemy with all the crashing and he's getting old. Despite all that, he's still one of the best stage racers in the business and he still managed to beat all competition in Dauphine. At 34 and with two crashes that effected him a lot, since he's getting more check ups as we speak.

I'm sorry he and Pog are Slovenians and foreign press can't handle them, because they beat Dutch/Belgium prima donnas all year around.
 
BTW I also have my own theories re yesterday, i.e. firstly I think he overdressed (he had an undershirt on) so he cooked a little out there (the reverse mistake of Paris-Nice 2024, basically... yet the same mistake as he made in Paris-Nice 2022 ironically) & the fact the entire Bora team exploded tells me it's the preparation so far which means they don't yet have the stamina levels on point.

The level he showed on Friday was fine. He just needs to be able to repeat that for 3 weeks. That's the challenge.
 
Because it's salty as hell.

Saying Roglič isn't favorite to beat Pog is not breaking news. Everyone was saying it already. But when Mr. "Cian Uijtdebroeks is bullied by Bora" Thijs Zonneveld drops the hammer on Rog & starts spilling his bilge, you just know yesterday was a bitter disappointment. He even goes further & suggests Evenepoel's performance wasn't as concerning. I mean... lol?

The press are just story tellers accompanying the sport anyway. Their words are so utterly meaningless, i.e. a rider who wins & dominates = articles along the lines of "he's going to challenge", then when a rider suffers there are obligatory articles about how bad he is.

But Zonneveld should know better here considering A/crashes impacted Rog & B/his point about last year's Giro answers itself... because Rog eventually did demolish the final ITT & win GC.

So if there's one rider who can have a bad day, get dropped & then still win races afterwards, it's Rogla. Now I'm not saying he'll win the Tour but come on now, i.e. winning tight races after getting dropped is just the way he is.
So no actual reason why this isn't a mediocre performance. You are the one that seems salty.
 
And the point of the journalist was that if he really wanted to go for a TDF win, that this performance is mediocre compared to that goal. That he's far away of being able to reach it.
He's far away to reach it anyway, even if he would get to TdF without crashes and very good preparation. That's no news to anyone except press that needs to write something (stupid). As i said, he wanted to go to TdF. Not to win but to try and do his best. If stars align and he wins...fantastic. If not, he rode on the biggest stage and at least fought for it. He's old, injured and not in best shape of his life. Yet he still won 8 day race in Dauphine. Not so bad, eh? I mean, if this is the guy that wins, all the others behind him should just pack their bags, take a nice vacation and try Vuelta ? No, they'll be back and do their best again. It's not their fault if they ride in an alien era of Pog and Vinge.
 
He's far away to reach it anyway, even if he would get to TdF without crashes and very good preparation. That's no news to anyone except press that needs to write something (stupid). As i said, he wanted to go to TdF. Not to win but to try and do his best. If stars align and he wins...fantastic. If not, he rode on the biggest stage and at least fought for it. He's old, injured and not in best shape of his life. Yet he still won 8 day race in Dauphine. Not so bad, eh? I mean, if this is the guy that wins, all the others behind him should just pack their bags, take a nice vacation and try Vuelta ? No, they'll be back and do their best again. It's not their fault if they ride in an alien era of Pog and Vinge.
Great post. I think Roglic will not win the Tour but at least he will try, this wouldn't happen if he stayed in Visma. He is almost 35 years old and he can win the Tour under right circunstances, Pogi will have the Giro in his legs, can crash out, something wrong can happen. Pogi never did 2 GT's in a year and he is trying to win the hardest double so Roglic has a small chance. Vingegaard is probably far from his peak shape and Roglic can take advantage of that. Let the guy dream! Nibali won a Tour when Froome and Contador crashed out!
 
He's far away to reach it anyway, even if he would get to TdF without crashes and very good preparation. That's no news to anyone except press that needs to write something (stupid). As i said, he wanted to go to TdF. Not to win but to try and do his best. If stars align and he wins...fantastic. If not, he rode on the biggest stage and at least fought for it. He's old, injured and not in best shape of his life. Yet he still won 8 day race in Dauphine. Not so bad, eh? I mean, if this is the guy that wins, all the others behind him should just pack their bags, take a nice vacation and try Vuelta ? No, they'll be back and do their best again. It's not their fault if they ride in an alien era of Pog and Vinge.
This is not why Bora paid 5M