Peter Sagan retires from road cycling tomorrow. I have a whole festival to organise.Only one post from you during the race, which was quite brief by your standards.
I can only assume you must have been busy attending the Lotte Kopecky Fan Day in Gent
I was celebrating my niece's birthday and didn't have time to watch it live.
The Slovenians did their things, with Roglič winning once again. A pretty decent result for young Piganzoli.
I was being assured for more than a year that no one has a better uphill sprint than Pogacar...When he looked like he’d be dropped on every climb in TA if Pog or Vinge was there and outsmarted Evenepoel in Cataluyna? Roglic autumn > Roglic spring
He might have been able to beat Pog in GW due to him having a better uphill sprint on the steep gradients.
It makes sense when you think your leader is the strongest and the fastest of them all, but...Anyway UAE tactic should've been to attack with Yates, not make him set pace for no reason. Make others chase. Just setting a tempo for everyone makes no sense, this isn't an alpine climb where you can outpace everyone.
Maybe he felt he was in beter form this time, as I said they had the numbers, if he didn't felt that way, they would've rode differently I suppose.Difference being that he had never finished better than third here, while he won last time round on this Lombardia route.
I think it's much more that all the uncertainty about his future is over. Not sure if he can leave teams, not sure if he should leave, etc. He's made his decision, got his new contract and if he doesn't win the Tour, he'll have tried. And I don't think it's a bad deal for him financially either.He showed he can beat Pogacar. This is important for him, at least to feel he still has a chance to compete with Vingegaard and Pog
Yea, but he also has a lot more miles on the clock than Roglič. He broke through young and has done a lot of racing since, while Rogla was a late starter. Rogla's only in his 11th season as a pro and his 8th at the WT level, whereas Sagan is in his 2nd at the ProTeam level after 12 as a WT pro and 13 as a pro outright. Plus, let's be real here, Sagan has dropped off hard the last couple of seasons. If you'd said five years ago that Sagan's retirement race would see no posts in either the thread about him or the existence of the race itself on the morning of it taking place, it would have been crazy talk, but here we are.