One-off or not, the only leader at Ineos who won big is TGH.If Bernal's back does not respond to therapy then it will be Carapaz. Would Ineos designate Thomas as co-leader? Way too early to say. If Thomas does not impress in the run up then IMO Ineos should go all in for Carapaz with a powerful train and Ganna/DennisSivakov/Hart as domestiques, with Hart as the second GC option. I know that's a bit extreme but at the moment Carapaz, to me, is the most convincing GT threat. I think Hart was a one-off, to be honest. Happy to be wrong tho.
That's true when it comes to his style, unfortunately he's not as talented as Alberto. He also is looking more human than some top guns like Pogacar, Bernal, Thomas or Roglic.This guy could be what Contador fans like myself have been looking for.
Hmmm, I'm not convinced. He got within 24s of winning this one as a top favourite (i.e. overlooked by no-one).He is really good, but not sure if he's gonna win another gt. While he is a very good climber I don't think he is a dominant one. He wasn't a dominant climber in the giro he won and he was actually outclimbed multiple times in this Vuelta. I'm just not confident there will be a gt where he climbs well enough to make up for the time he will usually lose in the TT's.
Let's not forget he only won the Giro because he got overlooked by two of his main rivals. That will never happen again
Well, he and Roglic are 1-1 in GTs in which they went head to head for the GC. As mentioned above, give him Ganna and Dennis and a few top climbers and I think he'd compete will in the Tour.Very good result considering the Grennies lost two riders and had no pursuiters in their Vuelta roster to begin with...big contrast to their Giro team which included a couple of the greatest pursuiters ever (and of course TGH has some pursuit/team-pursuit experience himself). I think with a solid team behind him, Richie is a real contender for another GT win.
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