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To be honest I think Pogacar's absence might have been detrimental because his presence would have given Alaphilippe something else to consider. But whatever, it was exciting & Primoz did exactly what I expected of him: attack & go for the win.

He always does, on every terrain, against every specialist.
In all honesty I don't rate Pogacar as high for FW. He hasn't really destroyed the shorter Muritos, and I think Pogacars sprint is relativly better on flatter terrains than on a steep climb. Also Pogacar I think is simply stronger after a long, hard race than a 3 minute YEET climb.
 
In all honsty having time splits for Mur de Huy by 100M would be amazing. In my mind it doesn't seem energetically efficient to wait until the "flatter" final 200km to fully launch, and I also don't really know what power outputs we're talking about here to know if it's unfeasable to win by just being fresher in the final 150m.
 
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In all honsty having time splits for Mur de Huy by 100M would be amazing. In my mind it doesn't seem energetically efficient to wait until the "flatter" final 200km to fully launch, and I also don't really know what power outputs we're talking about here to know if it's unfeasable to win by just being fresher in the final 150m.
I read on another forum... From where Roglic went at 420m to go till the finish, him and Alaphilippe were 8s faster than Valverde when he did the previous record. They've done the first part of the climb slowly (that also played in Ala's favor).
 
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I read on another forum... From where Roglic went at 420m to go till the finish, him and Alaphilippe were 8s faster than Valverde when he did the previous record. They've done the first part of the climb slowly (that also played in Ala's favor).
8s on a 160s climb is a metric fuckload, and I do think the early pacing of the climb is payed a lot of attention to.

I still think Contador must have the record for the fastest first 900m of the final km
 
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Tactically Roglič pretty much did what i expected he will do. His performance today was on another level. It's just that today Alaphilippe was better. Nothing wrong with that as nobody can win all races.
It's hard to fathom a pro race over the terrain they rode to come down to a mass, slow motion uphill sprint. That's a crapshoot at best.
 

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