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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Pogačar broke his record from 2021 on Ganda today on recon by 8 seconds, you all know what that means, and that is doctor Tadej preparing therapy for his patients tomorrow

Pog will be strong but it's one thing to beat a record in a standalone, high-intensity effort and it's another thing to ride it after 200 km of racing (ok, maybe Pog did a long training ride before but still it's hard to simulate racing intensity).
 
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Yes, but Pogacar didn't drive the first 143 km today on recon, ask yourself how much energy (glycogen) he will use on Saturday for those 143 km, almost 0, if someone comes fresh to the foot of Ganda, then it's Pogacar, here's a forecast for tomorrow, Pogacar solo, 22:20 KOM on Ganda
 
Maybe wasn't the strongest today, but took his moment, and off he was. Vlasov leaving the gap, Roglic and Bagioli trying to let others do the work, that was it. Great Pogacar!
Van der Poel rider of the season, but Pogacar still is the best rider.
I'd comfortably pick Pogi over Mathieu this season after Lombardia. Van der Poel has done *** all outside his 3 big wins compared to Pog's 2 monuments - Paris-Nice (3 stages), Amstel, Fléche, 2 stage and 2nd in TdF.

Not close IMO
 
I'd comfortably pick Pogi over Mathieu this season after Lombardia. Van der Poel has done *** all outside his 3 big wins compared to Pog's 2 monuments - Paris-Nice (3 stages), Amstel, Fléche, 2 stage and 2nd in TdF.

Not close IMO

I agree. To me Pog was the rider of the season. Both have 2 monuments. MVP has a WC gold, which obviously eclipses most single achievements but Pog's all season excellence is a strong argument (I mean TdF runner-up, WC bronze, wins in PN, Fleche, Amstel are big results).
 
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