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Giro dell'Emilia 2023, one day race, September 30

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Emiia don't matter at all in the grand scheme of things. Its a perfect one day race for Primoz. Lombardia is different, and so is a GT
I don't get it, man. What has Rogla ever done to deserve such a dismissive attitude?

The guy has won every race he entered this season, except when prevented from doing so by his own team management. He's beaten all the other top riders, some repeatedly. He won today from a field of the best GC competition (do you really think the presence of say G Thomas would have made a difference? Have you got another candidate?)

Sure it's just Emilia but you'll not convince me, or many others on this thread, that none of the dozen in the finale wanted to win on an iconic finish and just gifted Rogla? That was a super strong and decisive victory.

I have no idea how he'll fare at Lombardia. It doesn't matter. He's already had one of the best seasons, if not the best season, of anyone in the pro peloton.
My 2 cents worth, UAE tried the GT tactic of a climbing train instead of a one day tactic of shooting men up the road. Of course it all depends on how the team feels, but in th end the parcours would probably have lead to the same sprint finish.
Eagle eyed viewers perhaps noticed a special guest at yesterdays race



Like a haunting spectre, assessing his next potential protégé.