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Teams & Riders Matteo Jorgenson has now outclassed his peers from the Chambery-system

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It’s time to start reckoning with this Jorgensen thing. His stock is way up at the moment. What happens next cannot be determined
This stock is up and his instincts are solid. He went to the wheel 3 times yesterday and did one jump too many just losing to Roglic at the line and today he got the gap and rode at a way way high pace, he knew he had something that Gee didn't, Rodriguez was a great guy to work with, Jorgenson finds himself in good position for a win or good result. Just has a sense not to waste energy. And his tactic was only a near miss, 8 seconds and Roglic would have had a terrible nightmare come true.. Again!!
 
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If Kuss starts a bit slow, Jorgenson may have to pull Vingegaard on Galibier if the latter will be in trouble there. If he's needed there, he could make a real difference. I think roles will be different in the last week, by then Kuss will have had time enough to be the last man.

But more unknowns this year than usual!
 
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If Kuss starts a bit slow, Jorgenson may have to pull Vingegaard on Galibier if the latter will be in trouble there. If he's needed there, he could make a real difference. I think roles will be different in the last week, by then Kuss will have had time enough to be the last man.

But more unknowns this year than usual!

It's true, Jorgenson is a powerhouse that can give Vingo a strong pull on moderately steep Galibier climb (if Vingo can't defend himself against Teddy's early attacks). Whatever his role is (Vingo's super-dom or GC podium candidate) it will be very important for the team anyway.
 
If Kuss starts a bit slow, Jorgenson may have to pull Vingegaard on Galibier if the latter will be in trouble there. If he's needed there, he could make a real difference. I think roles will be different in the last week, by then Kuss will have had time enough to be the last man.

But more unknowns this year than usual!
Logical plan but it could end up reversing in the last half. Kuss dropped out of the Dauphine a day before Matteo came 8 seconds away from winning. Sepp was training as was Matteo, Remco and a few others. Matteo's ready for the Tour after a rest and his team better make it an easier first half for him; he deserves all of that for saving their season. The reality is he will need to stay in the mix in the mountains to be effective for any role. Kuss being the first domestique is the obvious way to go unless, for some twist of opportunity he's allowed to gain alot of time. That can happen if he's allowed to go away in a non-threatening moment and Matteo is with the major players. JV could hope that will happen.
So far there is no information to suggest Jonas is in the picture. Plan your fancrush accordingly.
 
This stock is up and his instincts are solid. He went to the wheel 3 times yesterday and did one jump too many just losing to Roglic at the line and today he got the gap and rode at a way way high pace, he knew he had something that Gee didn't, Rodriguez was a great guy to work with, Jorgenson finds himself in good position for a win or good result. Just has a sense not to waste energy. And his tactic was only a near miss, 8 seconds and Roglic would have had a terrible nightmare come true.. Again!!

I read this as insects at first glance, for some reason.

It will be interesting to see if Visma can use either him or Vingegaard as bait to try and break Pogačar during the Tour. The UAE team will most likely be stronger than it was in 2022 though, so it could just as well be Visma that end up in trouble this time around.
 
I read this as insects at first glance, for some reason.

It will be interesting to see if Visma can use either him or Vingegaard as bait to try and break Pogačar during the Tour. The UAE team will most likely be stronger than it was in 2022 though, so it could just as well be Visma that end up in trouble this time around.
I definitely see the bait scenario, was Kuss and now it's Matteo. He has all the qualities that demand respect and if he rolls away most teams will have him marked as a move to cover. And Visma is doing a great job with the surprise party w Jonas Vingegaard, nobody knows what is in the box until the TDF and these last opportunities like Tour d Swiss are over without Visma showing their hand. Other teams putting it out there.. Don't know for sure but would say that a semi wrecked Remco was a confidence boost for other teams, and Roglic looking very human. Don't see any riders generating the wattage of Pogacar currently.. No telling if Ayuso out means road rash or something more serious but UAE looking pretty good. Don't think Jogenson will mind being towed around by them
 
I definitely see the bait scenario, was Kuss and now it's Matteo. He has all the qualities that demand respect and if he rolls away most teams will have him marked as a move to cover. And Visma is doing a great job with the surprise party w Jonas Vingegaard, nobody knows what is in the box until the TDF and these last opportunities like Tour d Swiss are over without Visma showing their hand. Other teams putting it out there.. Don't know for sure but would say that a semi wrecked Remco was a confidence boost for other teams, and Roglic looking very human. Don't see any riders generating the wattage of Pogacar currently.. No telling if Ayuso out means road rash or something more serious but UAE looking pretty good. Don't think Jogenson will mind being towed around by them
Yates looked today too—although we’ll get more info from upcoming climbs at Suisse—and ready to be Pog’s super-dom. And I think this year if Kuss or Jorgenson try to get in a break (like at Vuelta) UAE will be sure to have Yates or Ayuso go with them.
 
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I feel differently about Sepp Kuss, if I was a director maybe go with him, get towed, demand Capt Colorado act like last year instead of this year!! Don't see him dancing on the pedals this year. Right now he is still a moth and maybe in @3 weeks he is a beautiful butterfly again. Sad, but I would not send a decent guy to cover him. Sadly same w Gee, feel like the flash in the pan has flashed!! Love to be wrong. And that's the real troubling tell for Roglic, think Jorgenson is a little deeper, better rider, but Roglic rockin on keeping Gee's wheel is not great.
 
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