That's only partially true, he did race a decent amount of domestic races over 4 seasons before joinin Alpecin in 2021 as a result of winning the 2020 Zwift academy, so it's not like he just won that e-cycling event with no previous road experience and was a a pure diamond in the rough.We don't.....He's come from a different background, and it is still unknown how good he might be.....
Considering the finances required to to a world class doping and anti-doping avoidance system (DAADAS), whatever he did is most likely not perfect, mostly likely commonly available products like EPO and therefore increases the chances of getting caught like Santambrogio. This may be a one off for contract purposes.
...whic his exactly what you would expect from somebody who did Zwift. Which is all about churning watts.New climbing sensation but definitely very questionable given the background. Never looked in any pain, just churning out the watts effortlessly.
The guy already rode on the domestic Aussie scene in 2017 and did for 4 seasons until he joined Alpecin, he did't just start riding in the bunch after winning that Zwift thing....whic his exactly what you would expect from somebody who did Zwift. Which is all about churning watts.
He had to learn a lot in road cycling, surfing the peloton without losing energy is the main issue of Zwift watt monsters. That's what makes the difference between a road cyclist and a simple watt monster.
When he caught Padun on stage 6, it was like a passing of the torch.