I expected more from Bennett - that was a complete non-sprint. He admitted to not having the legs today, though...
not in shape yet. You can still win a bunch sprint if you have enough baseline speed (and a great lead out) but you can’t compete when it gets a bit harder.I expected more from Bennett - that was a complete non-sprint. He admitted to not having the legs today, though...
Pedersen will not be good yet because he raced right to the very end of last season because of the WC, and will only be part way into his preseason training.If it happens to be the case, we'll just call it the rainbow jersey curse.
His training must've been affected by the title as mentioned earlier.
Doubt he will have good results in TDU. Doesn't look in great form/shape just yet and clearly is there as a helper for Porte.Images from Adelaide show it quite wet this morning. although the forecast doesn't have a huge amount of rain in it.
Perhaps it will favour someone like Pedersen today.
He's there as a helper for Porte and did a good job today again. He will win raceS in the jersey. But it's also unrealistic to expect him win all year long. He just turned 24 and he has years and years to achieve the consistency of a big big champion. I personally think it's great to see a worldchamp work for others until the tank is empty.Pedersen needs a brutal race. He is almost more likely to win Roubaix or Flanders than he is to win a stage in a week long race or a GT.
The biggest problem is that he tries to keep this kind of shape for Paris-Nice and other spring races.Porte never learns, having legs in January means you don’t have legs for the GC in July
His record in three week races suggests that he has made a wise decision to pocket as many one week races as he can.The biggest problem is that he tries to keep this kind of shape for Paris-Nice and other spring races.
If one would sacrifice some of his spring goals resetting and having a proper peak for the Tour would be possible, but the guy seems to be unwilling to make changes.
It's kinda dumb cause there's a very clear middle way by simply not being this good in TDU while still getting results in March/April. Or he considers this easy pickings, etc. It's probably just that TDU motivates him way more than other races though.His record in three week races suggests that he has made a wise decision to pocket as many one week races as he can.
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