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Milano - Sanremo 2024, one day monument, March 16

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La Cipressa is not nearly hard enough for TDA (The Dream Attack), and the flat to Il Poggio would doom it. But if one rider can do it, it's Tadej Pogacar, and that one would be for the ages.

I will never bet against Tadej Pogacar, Patrick Mahomes, or LeBron James...
U can always bet against Lebron, he lost more finals than he has won. Pogacar and Mahomes are different beasts though...

But i think that Pogi is not good enough to stay away after Cipressa. Curious if Remco could, i think he is the one, who has theoretical chance
 
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How can he get the KOM on the climb if he is dropped on the climb and doesn't get back before the top?
I assume because the Strava KOM is awarded not to who gets to the top 1st but rather who is fastest on the climb. Demare will be so far behind at the start that with a
bit of assistance to catch the front group his will easily be the fastest time.

Apologies if you assumed that but were being Facetious :)
 
I assume because the Strava KOM is awarded not to who gets to the top 1st but rather who is fastest on the climb. Demare will be so far behind at the start that with a
bit of assistance to catch the front group his will easily be the fastest time.

Apologies if you assumed that but were being Facetious :)

But if he is dropped ON the climb, and doesn't catch up before the top, then he will not have been the fastest on the climb...
 
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So La Primavera is around the corner! The question is the same again: will Teddy finally break the line?

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This year a thinner version of Pogacar appeared. While this will help on days with a lot of total climbing I think in MSR it can be the other way around: due to possibly less explosivity than in the previous years. IMO Pogacar had strongest attacks 2 years back but the power was kinda misused (due to headwind). Not sure how he could pull it off. Brutal pace on Cipressa should help, Poggio alone won't be enough methinks.

Pogacar's presence makes the race more predictable: it's about those few that follow him and can counter. This is actually better for MVP - he knows who to follow and his abilities (explosivity, descending) enable him to counter at some point or sprint at the end. Maybe he should be weaker than last year (?) due to no road races before but it will be hard do drop him on Poggio anyway. He's #1 favourite IMO.