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

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If this had been the 2023 Giro, every single one of you knows that this would have ended with a "battle" between Thomas and Roglic in the last 1.5k. Then you would have come on this board complaining about what a crap stage it was because "nobody attacked, wish Pog had been here."

Now you have Pog going from 14k out and still some of you complain. I know some of you are just trolling for kicks, but I get the sense some of you are seriously whining for some reason, and I can't figure out why.
 
If this had been the 2023 Giro, every single one of you knows that this would have ended with a "battle" between Thomas and Roglic in the last 1.5k. Then you would have come on this board complaining about what a crap stage it was because "nobody attacked, wish Pog had been here."

Now you have Pog going from 14k out and still some of you complain. I know some of you are just trolling for kicks, but I get the sense some of you are seriously whining for some reason, and I can't figure out why.
What if the extremes on the bell curve arent necessarily good
 
He did write that the kilojoules were a record and that it was at high altitude, so LR put it as one of Pogačar‘s top 3 performances. Not too bad considering this isn‘t the Tour.
Kilojoules were, but intensity was far from . Where on the power curve are the extra kJ? Id guess somewhere fairly low

In addition, altitude before Foscagno was pretty limited and the valleys were fairly low.

What does play in Pogs favor is the Motte split right before Foscagno going at >6W/kg which something fairly common
 
What a great champion Pogacar would have been, if only he had let Quintana win.
Nario heard a whooosh sound as Pogacar blew by..and who called it? @11k out and the director says from the car, you can take back @3 and a half minutes uphill, alone.
That was just a display of genetic superiority he may have gone in the trailer to pee, but his bike should be checked for a motor!!
He put a real punctuation point on his dominance. And his post race interview had him looking fresh. And maybe he reads Cycling News and sees were he is getting some shade about destroying people, too easily. He took time to compliment people after he rubbed their nose in it
 
Lets ignore the 222km part of the race, the altitude, vertical meters and it being the last stage of the second week.
Thinking other rider could do better than Pogacar today, doesn’t mean Pogacar did a bad perfomance. He did a good perfomance.

If you think Pogacar would be unbeatable today, that's ok, because it's your opinion. Other people can have different opinions.
 
One little thing that does make me chuckle is how in 2018 Froome made this calculation that if he is the strongest rider in the race, the peloton gets blown up so everyone is on his own and he attacks with 80km to go he can do the unthinkable and gain 3 minutes on one stage. Meanwhile Pogacar has a little pull by Majka on 6% gradients, attacks and gains 3 minutes on 15km.

Yeah, I know, completely different scenario, completely different opponents, but still. The best gc rider in the world gaining 3 minutes was the craziest thing in 2018 and it took an insane 80km solo to achieve it. Now we are barely surprised when the likes of Pogacar and Vingegaard pull off this kind of stuff.
 
Nario heard a whooosh sound as Pogacar blew by..and who called it? @11k out and the director says from the car, you can take back @3 and a half minutes uphill, alone.
That was just a display of genetic superiority he may have gone in the trailer to pee, but his bike should be checked for a motor!!
He put a real punctuation point on his dominance. And his post race interview had him looking fresh. And maybe he reads Cycling News and sees were he is getting some shade about destroying people, too easily. He took time to compliment people after he rubbed their nose in it
Not a bad idea...