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Giro d'Italia Giro d’Italia 2024, Stage 8: Spoleto – Prati di Tivo, 152.0k

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17 GT stages

3 ITTs

4 solos

10 mountain sprints

For reference. Rog is on 8 ITTs, 4 solos and 7 mountain sprints.
This is a bit of a lies, damned lies, and statistics situation.

Six of Pogacar's sprint wins have been two/three up sprints against Vingegaard and one other, or vs Roglic. I think only one of Roglic's sprints have been two or three riders, the rest in fairly sizeable groups like Pogacar yesterday. That's where the difference in reputation stems from.
 
This is a bit of a lies, damned lies, and statistics situation.

Six of Pogacar's sprint wins have been two/three up sprints against Vingegaard and one other, or vs Roglic. I think only one of Roglic's sprints have been two or three riders, the rest in fairly sizeable groups like Pogacar yesterday. That's where the difference in reputation stems from.
While you make a good point, I don't think that's where the difference in reputation stems from at all. Pogacar is mostly just a stronger rider than Roglic, so he's much more often in a position where he can attack and solo away without a doubt in his mind, which he does a lot more outside of GTs and in one day races.

Especially in the Tour, Pogacar hasn't been that aggressive since Vingegaard dropped him on Granon. Which comes back to a point I've often made, which is that I don't really think attacking when everyone knows you're the best really warrants an aggressive reputation that much.
 
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Nibali won solo in Andorra, making a sneaky attack after he came back from getting dropped like a brick on Comella.

Beating Landa in Bormio was his one single stomp.
Yeah Andorra was a very late attack just before the sprint. Who has the most solo stage wins in GTs in modern era? Nibali?

Contador has Angliru x2, Verbier, Etna (I think can count Rujano was dropped with more than 1 km to go) and of course Fuente De.
Should Farrapona/Ancares count? (Attacked Froome with less than a km to go)
PdB 2 men sprint, EE Fuentes de Invierno attack inside the last km but smaller gaps then Farrapona/Ancares.
Arcalis and Gardeccia breakaway was ahead FWIW.

Froome has Ax-3, Ventoux, PSM, Bagneres-de-Luchon, Zoncolan, Jafferau. Pena Cabarga both times was a sprint, so was Cumbre del Sol.
Quintana has Covadonga, Blockhaus, Portet, Valloire, the stage to Calpe in Vuelta where he escaped near the end with a few km to go. Should Val Martello count? Long range but got rid of Hesjedal at the very end. Semnoz attack in last km.
 
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I don't think that newer riders realize that as you see another crash 3,4,5 dudes laying on the deck, more than 50% of the time in the past you bend a wheel, often potato chip looking, and today crashes happen and the bikes are still rideable. And you see more derailuer hanger failure, were it breaks instead of bends. Wheels are 1000% better than 10 years ago and a thousand percent better than 20 years ago!!
Did anyone really enjoy gluing on your tires!! No!!
 
Normally he would cruise home, but Majka thought obviously he still had to ride. Pogi rockets to the line normally when the last teammate is done, but not today. Majka could have sprinted himself for the win!
If Majka is pulling Teddy to the line, then there's normaly a problem ...
https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...as-gotten-ill-over-first-week-of-giro-ditalia
"Tadej Pogacar rode to a confident win yesterday at Prati di Tivo in the Giro d'Italia. Although most put that possibility aside, the race leader was asked whether he was ill and the response was actually positive.

“I have a stuffy nose, I think it's an allergy or who knows," Pogacar said in an interview. "It doesn't bother too much it should resolve itself soon. Fortunately the rest day is coming soon."