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

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C'mon, he attacked Vingegaard on the Galibier, the Peyresourde and the Spandelles in 2022 (and didn't he attack on the penultimate descent of the Foix stage too?). He never attacked on a penultimate climb in 2023 but there was absolutely no moment in that race where that would have made sense. He really didn't lose those Tours for a lack of trying. Quintana argubly did.

Edit: Quoted the wrong post. Was meant as a reponse to Red Rick.
I do think its a lost cause arguing with RR on this one tbh.

Also, it was just a fun comment. The key being "as a kid". Who were not annoyed at Quintana at times for being too passive??? Especially in 2015 where it was the most blatant, especially on La Touisuire/Croix-de-Fer. Shoulda won the race then and there with Alpe d' Huez left to gain time as well.
 
It’s legendary, but few people will look back on this Giro fondly. This is the first grand tour in a while I’ve barely watched because of the processional feeling to it.
That can be your personal feelings about it.

Facts are most will probably remember this Giro and how great/dominant Pog was. His big wins. That you have barely watched it is on you imo, because a lot of the stages has been great and entertaining.
 
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The final km seemed never ending. One spectator got a little too close for comfort to Pogacr, a few nuts on the road. Nice rides by Quintana and Steinhauser. The top 3 looks pretty solid at the moment although O'Connor only weakened late in the stage and didn't lose much time to Thomas but making time on him is the problem. At the moment it looks like top five for O'Connor. Not much between second to fifth place ability wise.
 
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That can be you personal feelings about it.

Facts are most will probably remember this Giro and how great/dominant Pog was. His big wins. That you have barely watched it is on you imo, because a lot of the stages has been great and entertaining.
I’m sure I’m not alone in not looking back fondly. The race is drained of all excitement for me when the general classification is settled pre-race.
 
The final km seemed never ending. One spectator got a little too close for comfort to Pogacr, a few nuts on the road. Nice ride by Quintana. The top 3 looks pretty solid at the moment although O'Connor only weakened late in the stage and didn't lose much time to Thomas but making time on him is the problem. At the moment it looks like top five for O'Connor. Not much between second to fifth place ability wise.
The last climb was awesome, better than what i expected, a shame there's isn't proper competition on this race.
 
Nice rides by Quintana and George Steinbrenner, but Pogačar once again proved that he's a lick merchant and a ghost.
Hmmm... lick merchant...

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well we can only wait and see in week 3 of the Tour
and no one was ever going to attack him.....He was the best before the race even began and has won enough stages to show his 'panache'

The target is the Giro/Tour double and not today

only time will tell and I think a 14km alone is alot of energy when you want to do the double against better opposition like Vinge , Rog , EvenepolE
Except that if he wasn’t here he might have been doing solo training rides at close to the same level? It’s not like he would be sitting at the pool the whole time this Giro is happening.