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Giro d'Italia Giro d‘Italia 2024 Stage 15, Manerba del Garda-Livigno (Mottolino), 222 km

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Lets see but think Großschartner can potentially go for long time. On the only long hard climb so far (Prati di Tivo), he finished 27th and was in the group of last 15 favourites before handing over to Majka.

But yeah, in general - UAE just doesn't seem to be the team that gets it right on delivering the big team efforts.
Pogi has 6 extra helpers in front of him.
 
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And same thing goes for Molano in the sprint

That does absolutely nothing and Molano has done way more than you could expect from him honestly. Just don't take him if you don't want him to sprint.

UAE team is simply not strong enough here, not a surprise, not enough power in the mountains. Like are they really expecting Stake Laengen to come closer to a group full of climbers in front?
 
Bjerg digging very deep in two TTs continues to make no sense. You have a job. And same thing goes for Molano in the sprint
Heard they are testing some new/lighter parts on the TT bike. Maybe trying to get as much data in race.
But indeed for today it’s not the smartest to go full gas in the TT the day before this. If it was closer in GC maybe he wouldn’t have dug deep.
 
Second to Del Toro in last year's Avenir, and we've seen how good Del Toro is. Pellizzari probably isn't as good but he's also at a team which isn't famed for fantastic talent development, and he was great at the Tour of the Alps. So we will probably see his level better next year when goes to WT
He is personally coached by Piepoli though and he's been very professional about both his training and nutrition since last year.
I believe there is still room for improvement anyway.

As for this Giro, he was feeling all right in the first week but then hit a wall (not literally) after the rest day. Don't know if he was sick, like some of his teammates, but certainly wasn't at his normal level. He didn't start the Giro for GC so it was expected he would lose big chunks of time whenever he didn't feel good.
 
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He is personally coached by Piepoli though and he's been very professional about both his training and nutrition since last year.
I believe there is still room for improvement anyway.

As for this Giro, he was feeling all right in the first week but then hit a wall (not literally) after the rest day. Don't know if he was sick, like some of his teammates, but certainly wasn't at his normal level. He didn't start the Giro for GC so it was expected he would lose big chunks of time whenever he didn't feel good.
I honestly thought it was deliberate to lose time, save energy for the final week where he can win a stage. He's 20 and it's his first GT, so I assumed he was deliberately taking the first two weeks very easy to give him the best chance on stages like today.
 
Ineos have 2 guys up in GC. Two guys ahead in the break, one of them the ex time trial world champion, and UAE is almost out of helpers. Yet we all know neither Arensman nor Thomas will attack here. And Thomas has the audacity to say Bahrain is "only riding for the podium here and had already given up on the win" lol.
Imagine if Bahrain were going for the win vs Pogacar with Tiberi. Would be so delusional lmao
 
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