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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Both Pogacar and Mezgec would be competitive in the elite Cyclo-cross if they had a GREATER focus - I am certain that Mezgec has been Slovenian champion in Road/Cyclocross and MB.
Well, it depends on what you would deem competitive. I don't think they would come close to the two giants, but behind that, sure. I think if Alaphilippe were to take it up again, that he might actually be able to do some damage.
 
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Well, it depends on what you would deem competitive. I don't think they would come close to the two giants, but behind that, sure. I think if Alaphilippe were to take it up again, that he might actually be able to do some damage.
I'm really not sure how well road physiology translates to CX, but I'd probably put Alaphilippe a lot higher than Pogacar in it. But still the intervals in CX are even a lot shorter than what's ideal for Alaphilippe.

What's the best race to look at even. The old Boonen charity CX race where a bunch of road guys would get themselves dirty?
 
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I'm really not sure how well road physiology translates to CX, but I'd probably put Alaphilippe a lot higher than Pogacar in it. But still the intervals in CX are even a lot shorter than what's ideal for Alaphilippe.

What's the best race to look at even. The old Boonen charity CX race where a bunch of road guys would get themselves dirty?
This is Alaphilippe at the world cup CX 2013 in Rome for espoirs.

 
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Tadej clearly likes riding his bike. Same as Wout.

You would never have seen Jan Ullrich in a cyclocross race in December - Ulle actually didn‘t like riding his bike.

With Ulle, you had to wait until Sarthe or even Romandie to see him doing a bike race. With Pogi and Wout, you see them racing all year long. That‘s great.
 
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Tadej clearly likes riding his bike. Same as Wout.

You would never have seen Jan Ullrich in a cyclocross race in December - Ulle actually didn‘t like riding his bike.

With Ulle, you had to wait until Sarthe or even Romandie to see him doing a bike race. With Pogi and Wout, you see them racing all year long. That‘s great.
Okay, but Ullrich isn't exactly a reasonable baseline to measure up against.
 

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