Joseph Dombrowski

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so staying with them was not exactly easy.
And that signifies my point.
Winning GT stages on regular basis is not easy and having shortcoming as a potential GC rider doesn't make a rider automaticaly suitable for being a successful stage hunter.

It doesn't get any easier for Dombrowski because if he is not dropping guys like Ciccone and Masnada on Mortirolo, he won't do it on a lesser climb and when guys like Landa or Nibali drop out of GC and start stage-hunting, they're even harder to beat on stages like that than Ciccone and Masnada so Joe won't get an opportunity better than that more than 3-4 times during his career.
He's a former mountainbiker, so his descending should be decent enough compared to a climber like Moncoutie who actually was a great stage hunter from breakaways, despite his technique limits and weaknesses on the flats!

If you're fully correct and Dombrowski can't develop into a mountain stage hunter, he seriously should consider to quit and get an office job as long as he doesn't want to be a super-domestique either.

Because what has he really to offer, then?
He actually started with Trek and rode for Sky before joining Vaughters. Both he and Boswell were at Sky and thought to be possible GC guys of future. Neither panned out there, though Joe had an artery issue in his legs that stalled him.

He did finish 12th in the Giro in 2019 which seemed like he was finally finding his form but really not much since. Good day on Thursday and he could possibly be in pink.