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

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I know you’re using it as a metaphor about the forum interactions, but I’m going on a tangent ‘cause you’ve reminded me about a day in my cross-country (US.) bike trip long, long ago. We encountered (in South Dakota I think) a cricket swarm like you described. Every inch of the road was covered, and sometimes they would sproing up and hit me in chest which was a little alarming. And there was that steady crunching sound under our wheels as we rolled through. We had to stop a couple of times to brush the globs of smushed crickets out of our brake calipers. Quite memorable.
They are not tasty, either.
 
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Roglic revealing many weak points in Dauphine,at the time broken teammates was not one of them. The opposite the Russian was rolling up the hills. Roglic riding very relative and only squirting off w few hundred meters to go, Pogacar going from 25k out and riding solo in the wind and speeds and watts of nobody else. And if Roglic's rehab includes falling off his bike twice in a week, good luck with that. Roglic saying something before the race that was supposed to make sense, I need to get used to my teammates and they need to get used to me. So you can be an optimist but what his teammates got used to was him jumping headfirst on the pavement 20% of the time he is racing, after he jumped off his bike to break bones a couple of months ago. Best predictor for the future is the past and Rolling Roglic is on the ground way too much. Ski jumping, bike racing and his new thing is gymnastics!! Guy is obviously awesome because he absolutely sucks at bike handling and pack sensibilities.
Wow, you really took your time to give us some new information. Thank you.
 
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Taking a look back, season as a whole, and cyclist like Jorgenson or even Remco as a reference point. I feel that Rogla is right where he needs to be ATM. From rather shaky start of the season to convincingly winning an ITT, now already winning two stages and the overall at Dauphiné. Equally important Bora as a team going from blowing up completely in an TTT to being able to take the race under full control, at least on some stages. Fantastic if you ask me and i am sure that that both Rogla and Bora will further improve for the Tour. Looking forward to that.
 
Berniece keeps the same [deleted] agenda all the time. Bora paid 5M to Roglič for winning TdF. Which is completely wrong.

They are not idiots. They paid to have a shot at fighting for TdF win. They didn't have that before. There was no better GC racer available. The better two stayed in their teams.
It's exposure that brings money. It's Red Bull that brings money. It's being in the top 4 talk that brings money.

More than enough for punny 5M a year.
Oh, and R. already brought them a very nice stage race win to go with it.
Just wanted to quote this post because I believe it's important to notice that some visitors in this thread are more anti-Roglic than they are pro-xxxxx rider (usually Fatco). I would even say that they are more anti-Roglic than some are pro-Roglic. But it's easy and fun to unmask them when you just know what they are coming for.

Go Rogla!
 
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Taking a look back, season as a whole, and cyclist like Jorgenson or even Remco as a reference point. I feel that Rogla is right where he needs to be ATM. From rather shaky start of the season to convincingly winning an ITT, now already winning two stages and the overall at Dauphiné. Equally important Bora as a team going from blowing up completely in an TTT to being able to take the race under full control, at least on some stages. Fantastic if you ask me and i am sure that that both Rogla and Bora will further improve for the Tour. Looking forward to that.
red bull give you wings never forget that.
 
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Soooo... I decided to sop lurking early this season worried about his Paris Nice performance. Needed to know what was going on and if the next races would shed a light on current and future form and where he stood in the TdF puzzle

In true Rogla fashion he answered and didn't answer my questions... "we'll see, eh?"... so yeah, thanks for that, should've expected it

Back to lurking with an interrogation mark over my head, still, it's a smaller one. Step by step
 

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I was surprised Rog chose the Dauphine this year, 2024. Last Major Tour he still lacks (victory) is the Tour de Suisse, last Grand Tour he lacks is the TdF.

If he doesn’t ride the TdS, he cannot win it… Maybe next year, then?…
 
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I was surprised Rog chose the Dauphine this year, 2024. Last Major Tour he still lacks (victory) is the Tour de Suisse, last Grand Tour he lacks is the TdF.

If he doesn’t ride the TdS, he cannot win it… Maybe next year, then?…
It seems most of the riders aiming to win the Tour prefer the Dauphine over Suisse for Tour prep, which is too bad for cycling fans.
 
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Ahh now I get it . Timewise it’s too close…for whatever reason I thought you talked about the profile of the race is too close.

For what it’s worth…I have read that Lipowitz is also in France … a hint that he is part of the Tour team!?
 
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Considering Rogla joined Bora at the beginning of the season they need some stage racing to get used to each other. In addition all training and no racing doesn't give you any feedback, on where you currently stand against the competition. The main idea hence likely was to do a stage race before the Tour. Now in theory Rogla and Bora should face Jonas and Remco with their A teams behind them and that likely suited them when selecting Dauphiné. A solid ITT stage and a lot of mountainous stages just perfect too. Time frame allows for an additional solid training block, around three weeks long, with a bit of rest time before and after it. Selecting ToS this year would on the contrary mean avoiding the toughest competition and at best to do a solid week of training before the Tour and after ToS. Meaning you would already need to be close to the planned Tour form before the ToS.
 
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Considering Rogla joined Bora at the beginning of the season they need some stage racing to get used to each other. In addition all training and no racing doesn't give you any feedback, on where you currently stand against the competition. The main idea hence likely was to do a stage race before the Tour. Now in theory Rogla and Bora should face Jonas and Remco with their A teams behind them and that likely suited them when selecting Dauphiné. A solid ITT stage and a lot of mountainous stages just perfect too. Time frame allows for an additional solid training block, around three weeks long, with a bit of rest time before and after it. Selecting ToS this year would on the contrary mean avoiding the toughest competition and at best to do a solid week of training before the Tour and after ToS. Meaning you would already need to be close to the planned Tour form before the ToS.
The Dauphine gets you into Tour Alpine territory and a feel for the organizational flow of the Tour, too. What UAE did at Suisse would have not taught Bora much unless they had some riders that needed a serious beating to be in Tour shape.
 
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