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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Pogi is now in a territory on where he likely wouldn't mind if others would attack more. So likely the "balls" remark went more in this direction, to encourage others to try more. So he has a perfect excuse to lower his Tour chances, as he had to.

Hard position for Pogi.
Or he just want more stages and aggressive racing from the others with their fight for podium makes it harder for the break to make it.
 
Reading some of Teddy's recent comments.

Tiberi is the only rider that so far showed some balls

In my opinion, it would have been better just to go how we wanted to the finish, but sometimes there’s too many people in the peloton saying that we need to share a piece of pie.


What a f**king legend!

If Tiberi is showing balls he might need new bib shorts.
 
Reading some of Teddy's recent comments.

Tiberi is the only rider that so far showed some balls

In my opinion, it would have been better just to go how we wanted to the finish, but sometimes there’s too many people in the peloton saying that we need to share a piece of pie.


What a f**king legend!
Sounds like he's cracking up a bit under lets face it, an extremely tepid level of scrutiny. The coverage of him has been almost entirely positive so far, Armstrong was having Walsh and Kimmage going through his bins and yelling in his face at every press conference by this point.
 
Reading some of Teddy's recent comments.

Tiberi is the only rider that so far showed some balls

In my opinion, it would have been better just to go how we wanted to the finish, but sometimes there’s too many people in the peloton saying that we need to share a piece of pie.


What a f**king legend!
Tbh, its unnecessary to say this against ur admirers like thomas and definitely when u're racing against a 2nd tier gc riders. It will only add fire to an already frustrated peleton with his riding.
 
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The complaint was not about how they race, but about their pathetic begging to be handed gifts. No gifts, please. If you don’t like that, race for it.
Did it look like it was gifted to you?

It's the sort of throwaway comment people will just make in the peloton. How often have we not heard of riders asking to slow down in a way that it's more of a statement of them going hard rather than an actual request to slow down. And it's not like upfront communications about intentions never happens. Like Van Aert trying to convince Pog he wanted to go in the break for the stage win on Luz Ardiden in '21.

And besides, if they were really begging that hard, it'd be a bit weak of Pogacar to give in wouldn't it?
 
Reading some of Teddy's recent comments.

Tiberi is the only rider that so far showed some balls

In my opinion, it would have been better just to go how we wanted to the finish, but sometimes there’s too many people in the peloton saying that we need to share a piece of pie.


What a f**king legend!
Hahaha did he really say that? Love the drama, good of the peleton to start bitching about UAE but als good of him to throw these GC riders under the bus.
 
Did it look like it was gifted to you?

It's the sort of throwaway comment people will just make in the peloton. How often have we not heard of riders asking to slow down in a way that it's more of a statement of them going hard rather than an actual request to slow down. And it's not like upfront communications about intentions never happens. Like Van Aert trying to convince Pog he wanted to go in the break for the stage win on Luz Ardiden in '21.

And besides, if they were really begging that hard, it'd be a bit weak of Pogacar to give in wouldn't it?
Somewhat. I think they had the strength to pull in the break, but they very quickly gave them a lot of time and then just waited for others to take over. So maybe the team was on a bad day, maybe they decided to save energy once they knew who was in the group, or maybe they decided to gift it.
 
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Darn, they banned @Red Rick

Also, I took this from reddit

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