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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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It’s kind of ludicrous how far superior he is to the rest of this GC field that every time he has attacked on an actual mountain he has immediately opened a gap that was never closed.

If Martínez has an off day tomorrow or Grappa on Saturday then Pogi will win by 10 minutes without even needing to put in another real effort.
It's been like that for years against 2nd tier contenders
 
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It’s kind of ludicrous how far superior he is to the rest of this GC field that every time he has attacked on an actual mountain he has immediately opened a gap that was never closed.

If Martínez has an off day tomorrow or Grappa on Saturday then Pogi will win by 10 minutes without even needing to put in another real effort.
Martinez doesn't need to have an off day. If Pogacar wants, he will put 3 minutes on Grappa. Martinez will just follow Thomas.
 
Will he ride the ORR ? The parcours suits him better than MSR and dare I say almost as well as the WRR. He may be a bit tired by then though.
Yes. But no, the ORR route doesn't suit him as much as the WCRR route. It's pretty much one cobbled climb to Montmartre that will decide the race and it's only around 1 km long at around 6%. That's too short for Pog to get MVDP in trouble, imo.

I think his best chance of winning is attacking with Remco from afar and getting a gap to the others. Then hope that the limited domestiques per nation will make it hard to catch them. Then outsprint Remco to the line.
 
We all know Slovenia's team for the ORR will most probably be Pogacar, Roglic, Mohoric, and Tratnik, even if the course doesn't really suit Roglic, and Pogacar as the main leader.
Roglič isn't doing the Olympics. Pogačar is also on the fence. Mohorič and Tratnik both said they are going to be there. Mezgec also would like to go. This leaves only 1 spot open. If Pog wants to go it's his. Otherwise it's between Govekar and Novak. Also it's already confirmed that Tratnik is doing the OG ITT.
E: Just checked, Slovenia has 5 spots for OG. So Both Novak and Govekar should be in. But there's also Glivar. We will see who Murn picks.
 
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Roglič isn't doing the Olympics. Pogačar is also on the fence. Mohorič and Tratnik both said they are going to be there. Mezgec also would like to go. This leaves only 1 spot open. If Pog wants to go it's his. Otherwise it's between Govekar and Novak. Also it's already confirmed that Tratnik is doing the OG ITT.
E: Just checked, Slovenia has 5 spots for OG. So Both Novak and Govekar should be in. But there's also Glivar. We will see who Murn picks.
Oh really? Must've missed the news where Roglic said he's not doing Olympics. Unless Pog is too tired after Giro-Tour, I think he's certain to go.
 
Oh really? Must've missed the news where Roglic said he's not doing Olympics. Unless Pog is too tired after Giro-Tour, I think he's certain to go.
It comes from the inverview that head coach Uroš Murn did back in March. He spoke about the goals for this season and explained that WCH is their main target not the OG. He also said that Roglič will not defend his gold from Tokyo and Tratnik will replace him. There were questions about why Pogačar won't race the ITT and he said that it's too soon after the Tour from him to be competitive on that parkour. He also said that WCH will have the strongest team, likely with both Pog and Rog. Pog is a guarantee, Roglič is not sure, depending on what he does in the Tour. Here's a link to one of the articles in slovene.
 
It’s kind of ludicrous how far superior he is to the rest of this GC field that every time he has attacked on an actual mountain he has immediately opened a gap that was never closed.

If Martínez has an off day tomorrow or Grappa on Saturday then Pogi will win by 10 minutes without even needing to put in another real effort.
It doesn't hurt Pogacar's strategy that everyone has conceded victory to him since week 1. There is scarcely a ripple in the front group when he gets out of the saddle; that's ludicrous. And then some of them, who rode on stacked teams in the past that crushed everyone; have the temerity to suggest Pogacar is "on another planet" .
The Tour will be interesting if this Giro ends on Tadej's terms. Fans on other threads have gone full nuclear because their favorite rider is actually training...on a bike and will surely crush Pogacar.
 
Lol. Never seen anything quite like this. Its not 1, not 2, but 3 levels above everybody else. This is peak Pogi against a bad field.

Its freaking comedy. I'd wish his team was better so he just could stamp his authority again, because honestly, its marginal who much harder that would have been on a day like this
 
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So another Z4 interval as a preparation for the Tour. We will see the effects of Giro training in July!
He'd have to make up for it on Grabba. Zone 2 into two blocks of zone 4 for 20 minutes, because he couldn't have been riding zone 4 for more than 3 minutes on that final climb. Can't lose the form leading up to the Tour

A total of 40 minutes zone 4 equals 4 minutes in this field.
 
He'd have to make up for it on Grabba. Zone 2 into two blocks of zone 4 for 20 minutes, because he couldn't have been riding zone 4 for more than 3 minutes on that final climb. Can't lose the form leading up to the Tour

A total of 40 minutes zone 4 equals 4 minutes in this field.

Teddy will lap the field after Z4 sessions on both Monte Grappa climbs.