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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Seriously, he is so overrated even for his young age. I really think he needs to improve a lot to win a GT in the future. I have higher hopes for Del Toro compared to Ayuso.
Honestly, if Ayuso had gone to this Giro instead of Pogacar he would have likely won it. Roglic won't be around for much longer and Vingegaard and Pogacar won't win everything forever.
 
This is tragic when you think about it.
Tragic?
Jumbo in 2019 sent Roglic to a Giro which was rightfuly his if not for the usual crashes.
In the 2018 Tour Roglic was 4th just because Bernal towed Froome to his 3rd place. And because Roglic crashed.
Roglic crashed in Tour 2021 and in the Tour and Vuelta 2022.
That's what is tragic.
Ayuso will likely never win a GT unless he is lucky with which riders avoid it.
 
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Tragic?
Jumbo in 2019 sent Roglic to a Giro which was rightfuly his if not for the usual crashes.
In the 2018 Tour Roglic was 4th just because Bernal towed Froome to his 3rd place. And because Roglic crashed.
Roglic crashed in Tour 2021 and in the Tour and Vuelta 2022.
That's what is tragic.
Ayuso will likely never win a GT unless he is lucky with which riders avoid it.
It's like Rogo crashes a lot ... :screamcat:
 
If UAE turns up being weak on mountain stages, that decision will be questioned. But we need to remember, it's up to Pogacar to be in the top from. Time will tell.
If UAE becomes weak on mountain stages, then you have to get those climbers off the team apart from Pogi. I refuse to believe that that UAE TDF team won’t have 4 of the 10 or 15 best climbers in the race without crashes or illnesses.
 
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Tragic?
Jumbo in 2019 sent Roglic to a Giro which was rightfuly his if not for the usual crashes.
In the 2018 Tour Roglic was 4th just because Bernal towed Froome to his 3rd place. And because Roglic crashed.
Roglic crashed in Tour 2021 and in the Tour and Vuelta 2022.
That's what is tragic.
Ayuso will likely never win a GT unless he is lucky with which riders avoid it.
Luck or bike handling?
 
He is a bad bike handler, that's why is tragic. Cycling is not just about good legs, it can also be about being a good bike handler, position himself in the right place in the peloton, to avoid crashes, things Roglic can' t do well.
Of course it's not about having just good legs.
I'm not into discussing the reasons why Roglic crashes a lot. I think he has to learn a bit more the arcane arts of positioning in the peloton and handling is bike a bit better, but of course he was insanely unlucky in several of his crashes, crashes that had nothing to do with his positioning.