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Like you, many would like to see him get more freedom. He has the head to accomplish more but is admirably loyal to the team goals. The Tour win is also thanks to the team and he was a large contributor.
I'm not sure about that. I have the feeling he does not have the tools to be a leader except for TIER 3 races.

Whenever he has been given green light for GC at WT races, he has been underwhelming, yet he is (one of) the best climbing domestiques.

I think his current role (super domestique with the occasional chance to go for a stage win) is the one he thrives in and the one he is most comfortable with.
 
I'm not sure about that. I have the feeling he does not have the tools to be a leader except for TIER 3 races.

Whenever he has been given green light for GC at WT races, he has been underwhelming, yet he is (one of) the best climbing domestiques.

I think his current role (super domestique with the occasional chance to go for a stage win) is the one he thrives in and the one he is most comfortable with.
You and Carols shed light on the current situation for him. Fighting for primacy on JV is a Death Cage battle with much pressure. I meant we'd like to see him get more freedom. His perspective is likely affected by the pressure to perform the domestique role and he enjoys the winning team atmosphere. He's also paid well.
Maybe he won't take that initiative until he becomes less essential, I don't know. I'd hope he'd try.
 
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You and Carols shed light on the current situation for him. Fighting for primacy on JV is a Death Cage battle with much pressure. I meant we'd like to see him get more freedom. His perspective is likely affected by the pressure to perform the domestique role and he enjoys the winning team atmosphere. He's also paid well.
Maybe he won't take that initiative until he becomes less essential, I don't know. I'd hope he'd try.
Actually, he indicated that it was the pressure to perform in a role he doesn't relish. It has nothing to do with the team beyond the expectations placed on him when he is given an opportunity to lead. Not all riders are leaders, and he seems to be happy without the demands and burden that comes with the role.
 

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