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

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Im still not sure if they are thinking about the stage yet. Keeping it at five minutes is not a huge problem in that case and letting Laengen ride this climb on his own to have him with them for the flat.

Other teams should up the tempo to isolate Pog if they had balls.
Ofcourse they were and probably still are thinking of the stage. It's the queen stage. Pogacar wants this one. But it simply isn't an easy task with the team they have here. Can't blame the riders.

If they didn't want the stage they wouldve just chilled in the valley till someone started protecting their podium, just like they did in other stages.
 
Ofcourse they were and probably still are thinking of the stage. It's the queen stage. Pogacar wants this one. But it simply isn't an easy task with the team they have here. Can't blame the riders.

If they didn't want the stage they wouldve just chilled in the valley till someone started protecting their podium, just like they did in other stages.
Stage-win would be cherry on top, but only if possible. Right now they are just managing themselves and nobody else has the balls to do anything. It goes fast enough for everyone else to not try anything.
 
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I think the stage-win is secondary... they wont blow themselves apart. GC and managing their efforts and using the team for as long as they can is more important here.

If they are within range in the end, Pog will obviously try.
Ok, but that is then the case because they realized that managing the team requires a lower pace now. I am totally convinced they tried to keep the break on a short leash initially.
 
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