I think he said he wanted to compete for the national/world championships at least, so it would have to be more than some intensity training. But he wasn't going to do a "full" CX season like in the past. However, this was a few months ago. I don't know how much plans might have changed with Covid19.Maybe he will ride CX in the winter but as off season intensity training rather than targeting it as a major goal. Crazy that he is arguably a top 5 favourite for all 3 remaining stages, Worlds ITT, WRR and then the cobbled classics.
Could in 6 weeks time easily be looking at the best all time season not including a Grand Tour win.
Well after such an anonymous showing during the road season, he should be coming around for the cross!I think he said he wanted to compete for the national/world championships at least, so it would have to be more than some intensity training. But he wasn't going to do a "full" CX season like in the past. However, this was a few months ago. I don't know how much plans might have changed with Covid19.
True, if you look at van Vleuten as well...Let's hope he doesn't maul himself like he usually does on ITTs in the Tour. Also because I fear what kind of mutant he will show himself to be next year in case of a bad crash today, considering the way he managed to bounce back from last year's injury.
He didn't say "And i have them", though. (Unless i saw a different interview).
They state a Sporza interview as the source. Unless he gave a second interview (which is possible), saying roughly the same thing, then he didn't actually say it like that. That's all i'm saying.
I put Küng and Cavagna at the same level as those three.Think it's between Campenaerts, Van Aert and Dumoulin for 3rd normally. I don't see them beating Ganna and Dennis.
Couldn't even start that fast smhFrom his recent remarks it's clear that the first part of the ITT in the TDF (the first flat 30k) he wasn't going all out. So it's hard to really compare. He said this ITT would likely be "starting fast and trying to keep it up as long as possible".
Great performance from the rider of the season- he can really do it all.If it was a tiny bit hillier he would've won it, easily. And he will, if he keeps the focus on ITT.
Needs to repeat miracle year performances though. That is never a given.Great performance from the rider of the season- he can really do it all.
Not sure you can definitively said he would’ve won it if it was hillier as it depends how hilly etc. In a much hillier tt you are also playing more to the strengths of Dumolin and Thomas (who had a good day on a pancake flat course) but i understand the sentiment.
Doubt he will focus on the TT - surely his focus for the foreseeable will be adding more monuments to his palmares. After the tour I am more and more convinced he has the ability to win all 5 during his career. Lombardia will be tough but with the right route and circumstances it is possible.