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

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I still think, and results of the recent years seem to prove it, Thomas is after Pogacar and Vingegaard in the next tier. Maybe Roglic and Evenepoel have a slight edge. But slight (last years Giro?). The next tier with Mas, Hindley, Carapaz I see weaker than Thomas tbh.
Last year I'd have agreed that Thomas was at the top end of the second tier (but Roglic significantly ahead), but I think he's dropped off a bit this year.
 
Basically the same field as last year tbh, this is just the reality of modern cycling and what happens when big teams hoard second line GC riders to be domestiques.
Yeah but Thomas is old as hell. He was old last year. Now he’s really old. To be honest, the Giro field has been weak for years (especially after Remco abandoned last year).

To be fair, Roglic has always been a great rider, but there’s always a 50% chance that he doesn’t finish the race, and a 25% chance that if he does finish it will be with a crippling road rash.
 
Yup it was legendary and a great one

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imho, nothing is legendary when true competition is absent. It's nice on its own, but not something for the abolute gallery of great, epic rides.

That's not to say Pogacar (and earlier in the season MvdP and others) aren't doing their best, but it's pretty much rubbish when the diffenence in level is such that even bookies have stopped to offer any bets.
 
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imho, nothing is legendary when true competition is absent. It's nice on its own, but not something for the abolute gallery of great, epic rides.

That's not to say Pogacar (and earlier in the season MvdP and others) aren't doing their best, but it's pretty much rubbish when the diffenence in level is such that even bookies have stopped to offer any bets.
Nah disagree, I think Nibali on Hautacam and Tre Cime were great victories and he didn't have much competition on either of those stages.