I rate him, but i don't think he currently reaches Bernal's level. But he's also roughly 18 months younger. And he's also roughly 18 months older than Evenepoel. These guys are in different stages of their development. I don't know which one will end up top dog in 6 years time, but they are all exciting riders.Cinemaniak said:People keep blabbing about Evenepoel, Bernal, Sosa and Gaudu... but this guy is a serious contender to rule them all. Consistent, level-headed, great TT.. you name it.
Sounds like a reasonable schedule for him.Lequack said:He says he's going to ride the remaining classics without expectation really, but he will now be skipping Romandie at the end of April to focus solely on Tour of California in May, which is his goal. He's also riding the local Tour of Slovenia in June and also expecting to ride his first Grand Tour next year in 2020.
Well theres Pologne and lots of Italian one day classics and probably a fair amount of races I have forgotten. Deutchland Tour should also be decent for a rider like him.Red Rick said:Yup. Sadly the 2nd half of the season is a bit underwhelming for tbose who dont do GTs yet
From the startlists I've seen, the star/asterisk next to a rider's name means he's/she's young enough to compete in the young riders cometition.Logic-is-your-friend said:Last week Le Quack posted that he wouldn't ride Romandie. Until yesterday, his name had a star next to it on the procyclingstats startlist. I assumed that that was because his participation wasn't confirmed or something. But today his name is still in the startlist, but without the star next to it. So, first question, what does the star mean, next to a name in the startlist? And secondly, has it been confirmed that he will not participate?
Must have been something else now, because the star has gone now, and i remember somebody else with a star who was definitely too old. Can't remember who it was, maybe Thomas. Also, Evenepoel didn't have a star, so it must have been something else.Robert5091 said:From the startlists I've seen, the star/asterisk next to a rider's name means he's/she's young enough to compete in the young riders cometition.
used to be for substitute ridersLogic-is-your-friend said:Must have been something else now, because the star has gone now, and i remember somebody else with a star who was definitely too old. Can't remember who it was, maybe Thomas. Also, Evenepoel didn't have a star, so it must have been something else.Robert5091 said:From the startlists I've seen, the star/asterisk next to a rider's name means he's/she's young enough to compete in the young riders cometition.
I agree, very impressive!johnymax said:One of the most impressive neo-pros in recent memory. Since Sagan I can think only of Bernal and Gaviria who are in conversation. In Bernal's case it depends on the year you are taking into account. His first Androni year or his first Sky year.
...winning is a good result!Lequack said:He's going to the Tour of California as the designated leader, pretty crazy!
Tadej Pogačar, in his first year in a World Tour team, has already shown his enormous talent: “I will try to fight for a good result in the general classification, hoping to still be able to count on the good form that has supported me in all the races of this first part of the season.
It was a great start to the year for me, I learned a lot and at the same time, I pulled in some important results.
I have great enthusiasm and I’m happy to go racing in the United States, where I competed only in Richmond in 2015, when I was in the junior world championship“.
He's not going to have much in the form of backup though with mostly young guys going, but it's a great opportunity for him.
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