Maybe this is the right tactic for the future when he'll be on better form . Hold something back on the Poggio and come in 15-20th position over the top. Make people believe he is weak, and then wait for the sprint and give everything there. I'm sure if he had chosen this tactic for every M-S in his career, he'd have a couple of wins by now. But he almost everytime chooses the attacking way, which is of course more admirable for fans, but at the same time probably the harder way.His sprint looked much better than I anticipated though. And much better than some of his other sprints in this race when he was the biggest favorite.
Better than feared, absolutely. He looked horrible at Tirreno, but I still don't think he will contend any Classics.But considering the expectations beforehand don't you think it was far better?
I'm still hoping. He was among the first 15 over Poggio, not far from GVA, whos form seems pretty good.Better than feared, absolutely. He looked horrible at Tirreno, but I still don't think he will contend any Classics.
I'm just really disappointed with another wasted spring. Before he got covid, I really thought he'd be in good (not amazing) shape now.
I really hope he won't go down that road.He is entering the later stage of his career.
Picking his targets and day in a race to really go for it might yield more wins, than trying to contest every sprint in a race or consistently trying to be up there in every race he takes part in. Ride more races as preparation.
I mean for the most part of his career when he hasnt had the best day, he has still been there fighting and making a decent result and still been able to go at it the next day or race. Instead of fighting for "just" a decent result, maybe better to not see it through that day or race. Go at it the next day or race.
Less top 10s and podiums... but maybe more wins.
Like what him seeing so far here. 4th MSR. Win here in Catalunya. Thats a good start, after a delayed start to the season.
Ok.I really hope he won't go down that road.
And it's not like he has done that here in Catalunya, the other stages have simply been too tough for him.
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