But that's true of quite of lot of the top 10 finishers today, a few lesser names.Bushman said:I think this was better than what we are used to see from him. Has he been in the top five of a longish World Tour tt before?
Is he racing the tdf? I read in an interview that he would skip the tdf this year and aim for the tour of Poland. I can be wrong, though.Waterloo Sunrise said:TDF expectations for him? I'm assuming he'll have a free role with Velits trying to help a little on the climbs?
That was his plan before the season to focus this summer on the TdP only. But it changed, he said yesterday for a polish webite, that he wants to ride the Tour de France. It is not yet 100% but lets say 90 %rghysens said:Is he racing the tdf? I read in an interview that he would skip the tdf this year and aim for the tour of Poland. I can be wrong, though.
I'm not saying he shouldn't try. I'm saying we shouldn't set the bar too highsucotash said:I think taht nobody, including Michal himself, and Omega managmenet do not know what he is able of in a three week race. But if you do not try, you do not know.
Yes, he should become a sprinter if you ask me...sucotash said:Of course we shouldn't.
I think Michal must make a choice, about his future, and decide what is best for him. This year he was great in:
- hills ( AMstel, Fleche)
- TT (Dauphinee, ALgarve, San Luis)
- mountains , in his one and only mountain top finish with the best climbers he was only beaten by Froome, and two seconds behind Nibali, beating a lot of great climbers:
-cobbles (one of the strongest in Flandres)
That is to much , he must focus on something
It's the first race back for many of the riders today.Gloin22 said:This is his first race back. We may have expected more, but it's only natural to see him struggle a bit.
Can't see any point comparing it too his Tirreno result, before Tirreno MTF he had around 13 race days, which always help massively.
If true, that is good news. And yes, he did not look like he was really wasted when he got dropped.sucotash said:Michal said that took it quite easy yesterday, and did not ride close to his limits. He said thet ha went the final climb with his own pace, and he is able of much more
Even for those watching the stage, crossing the line he looked easy and relaxed. For sure not like a rider who gave it all.
And also he said, that race after race he likes climbing more and more. I am confident that july in France, Italy, Poland he will be among the best riders.
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