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O Gran Camiño 2024, Spain, February 22-25

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He has come to chew bubblegum and drop watt bombs. And he's all out of bubblegum

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Who would've though such a sweet looking guy would come to this nice small race and brutalize everyone.

TDF win is all but assured now.
 
You saw Bernal do a great ride and immediately went to how he should limit himself to stage hunting and won't ever achieve a big GC result. That's obviously a very negative outlook.
I saw Bernal getting dropped on a baby climb, he didn't do well. Again, I don't think or view comments in negatives & positives whenever I make or read a post because it is irrelevant.

Merry Christmas! :p
 
Only 15 seconds ahead of Martinez? Vingo becoming a hilly races specialist confirmed. He should focus on the Tour...of Flandres, not France.
Because grischa niermann said today to vingegaard "today you show just a little bit to the world on why you are the strongest".

That's why he won with just 15 s to martinez. Jonas was humble, and doesn't want to scare the two slovenian homies in february, that he can do this year 7.1 w/kg instead of 7 w/kg.
 
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Let's be pedantic and say one day of 24 seconds and one with an advantage of 8 seconds.
Sure, and 4 seconds in the craziest uphill sprint I've seen.
You just can't call the Tour de France already in february when we saw how close they were last year. Until Pogacar decided to do backflips for his Instagram profile, until he was dead, until he was gone.
 
Sure, and 4 seconds in the craziest uphill sprint I've seen.
You just can't call the Tour de France already in february when we saw how close they were last year. Until Pogacar decided to do backflips for his Instagram profile, until he was dead, until he was gone.
I'm definitely not calling anything. I hope they are as close as ever.
 
So did EuroSport just cut their coverage because of weather ? Because it was showing it was live on Max this morning but couldn’t watch for various of reasons and I came back and seen there is no replay to be found.
 
So did EuroSport just cut their coverage because of weather ? Because it was showing it was live on Max this morning but couldn’t watch for various of reasons and I came back and seen there is no replay to be found.
yeah, Galician TV had 90 minutes of coverage with pictures from the finish line only, but Eurosport decided not to broadcast that


best there is available (afaik) are those 2 minute highlights posted above:

 
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You’re a charming addition to the forum. He’s gone 2-1-1 in 3 Tour attempts; I’m not sure what’s fantastical about my statement.
More like 2 actual GC TdF attempts (2022 & 2023)
If I recall In 2021, Vingegaard was added as the last dude in the JV TdF troop and lowest in the JV-tour hierarchy - 100% helper for both Lt. Kruijswijk & cap Roglic.
Why he act'ed as such, a dedicated helper with massive time drops trying to help Roglic's shortcomings, crashes etc, - when Roglic & Kruijswijk buckled and Vingegaard was still somewhat far up the charts (though like 5 to 6 minutes back from the front,) Jumbo Visma then flipped tactic and Vingegaard could ride for GC.

After that change of team priorities, he did seem stronger than Pogacar in the third week of the 2021 TdF and even managed to drop Pogacar at times, but was so far behind in the GC that the overall win was simply not realistic.
If I recall correctly' Vingegaard got it down from like just under 6 minutes to a tad under 5 minutes in the last week of 2021 TdF


Not least Vingegaards move on the Mount Ventoux TdF stage 2021 where we all were gobsmacked when Pogacar dropped' in the small hope that we had a new dude that actually could compete with the champ.
- and a real fight on our hands.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi9_eyQPt2U
 
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More like 2 actual GC TdF attempts (2022 & 2023)
If I recall In 2021, Vingegaard was added as the last dude in the JV TdF troop and lowest in the JV-tour hierarchy - 100% helper for both Lt. Kruijswijk & cap Roglic.
Why he act'ed as such, a dedicated helper with massive time drops trying to help Roglic's shortcomings, crashes etc, - when Roglic & Kruijswijk buckled and Vingegaard was still somewhat far up the charts (though like 5 to 6 minutes back from the front,) Jumbo Visma then flipped tactic and Vingegaard could ride for GC.

After that, he did seem stronger than Pogacar in the third week of the 2021 TdF and even managed to drop Pogacar at times, but was so far behind in the GC that the overall win was simply not realistic.
If I recall correctly' Vingegaard got it down from like just under 6 minutes to a tad under 5 minutes in the last week of 2021 TdF


Not least Vingegaards move on the Mount Ventoux TdF stage 2021 where we all were gobsmacked when Pogacar dropped in the small hope that we had a new dude that actually could compete with the champ.
- and a real fight on our hands.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi9_eyQPt2U
You see pog didn’t have to be better in the third week of 2021 so it’s unknowable what might have been
 
You see pog didn’t have to be better in the third week of 2021 so it’s unknowable what might have been
Not quite, as Pogacar as the bonafide champ he is, are weirdly honest about these things, so people don't have to make false excuses on his behalf.
He does it again & again when Vingegaard puts pedal to the metal, even on the radio, as we also saw at the 2023 Tour de France
"Im gone, Im dead"

View: https://youtu.be/HILcYXf8yqc?si=tEYo94cqZ7lvTsT7&t=1

Same in 2021 on Mount Ventoux, posted above.. where Pogacar also admitted, that he was cooked and simply couldn't follow Vingegaard.
So it would be a stretch to say he did it on purpose when the rider, himself says otherwise?

View: https://youtu.be/Y-X3hqBg7wM?si=spra1Ib37lBiYb9b&t=462
 
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