Juan Ayuso discussion thread

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He even looks like Pog when he rides. Weird.

He has yet to show any willingness to ever work for a teammate tho. So how long can he and Pog possibly coexist?
He reminds me of Pogacar, they basically have the same characteristics by the looks of it.

There are lots and lots of races on the calendar, so I'd say around 2025 when Ayuso thinks he wants to race TdF depending on how previous GT's go. You could also just slot him in as procected rider/co-captain similar to Jumbo.

But honestly its way to difficult to say anything clever about at this point. The picture in a couple of years might be totally different
 
He reminds me of Pogacar, they basically have the same characteristics by the looks of it.

There are lots and lots of races on the calendar, so I'd say around 2025 when Ayuso thinks he wants to race TdF depending on how previous GT's go. You could also just slot him in as procected rider/co-captain similar to Jumbo.

But honestly its way to difficult to say anything clever about at this point. The picture in a couple of years might be totally different
I don't think you can plan that far ahead. I would only plan as far as TdF as domestique next year unless he kills it in the Vuelta and you want him to lead a GT next year.
 
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IMO UAE is doing well not rushing Ayuso into a GT this season. Besides he’s to much of a loose gun to work for Almeida anyways. Probably he doesn’t feel inferior to Almeida atm and he thinks he should not be working for him.
 
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IMO UAE is doing well not rushing Ayuso into a GT this season. Besides he’s to much of a loose gun to work for Almeida anyways. Probably he doesn’t feel inferior to Almeida atm and he thinks he should not be working for him.
I honestly don't follow him that closely, but how much of that is people making up BS for whatever reason as opposed to how it really is? Is he really that egocentric, arrogant and conceited that he already thinks he should be getting the same privileges as Almeida? Is this based on Catalunya? What else?

We've seen the same happen with Evenepoel, where every opinion, ambition, gesture etc was wilfully interpreted whatever way fit the narrative best. To the point where articles/translations would pull statements out of context.

I would be surprised if Ayuso actually thinks he has nothing more to prove compared to Almeida. Do we know the team didn't give him carte blanche specifically to see how far he could go?
 
I honestly don't follow him that closely, but how much of that is people making up BS for whatever reason as opposed to how it really is? Is he really that egocentric, arrogant and conceited that he already thinks he should be getting the same privileges as Almeida? Is this based on Catalunya? What else?

We've seen the same happen with Evenepoel, where every opinion, ambition, gesture etc was wilfully interpreted whatever way fit the narrative best. To the point where articles/translations would pull statements out of context.

I would be surprised if Ayuso actually thinks he has nothing more to prove compared to Almeida. Do we know the team didn't give him carte blanche specifically to see how far he could go?
It’s only my perception of Ayuso personality from what I’ve seen of him so far. I may be wrong and he could be a very good teammate when he has to work for someone else but for now I will maintain my judgment.
 
He surely has a bright future ahead! A very agressive and ambitious mindset! Hope they can work together in the next stages but i think that we'll have a very interesting soap opera at this Vuelta with him and Almeida :hearteyes:
 
Ayuso didn't feel good before, during and after the TT, if I understand things correctly. He thought he had cought COVID, but has tested negative since.

Could just be due to his age and insufficient prep.

I hope he recovers, but would not be at all surprised if he doesn't finish the race.
 
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Stage 10 done, so now he has ridden 10 days in a row for the second time of his life: 2021 Baby Giro, which he won, and 2022 Vuelta.

He‘s 6th in GC in the moment, which is very strong. UAE will now look day to day if it‘s good he stays in the Vuelta, or if it‘s better to leave the race. He had a great season already, so he can ride here without too much pressure. He just should get to know this race, and enjoy the time there.
 
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