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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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How in the world do you come to the conclusion that Remco can make Roglic suffer on this kind of stage?
AhaahgfshhGgaagha Remco bad and fat!

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How would this guy be tough to follow for Roglič in the medium mountains???
 
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I would not compare stage 1 with Liège.
I wouldn‘t necessarily either, but realistically it‘s still his best shot at doing something to his podium rivals. He could count on the ITT and wheelsucking, but it would not be a promising strategy. This stage is definitely similar to Clasica San Remco, which he‘s also good at and which would favor him over Roglič, possibly.

Sorry for derailing the thread
 
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I wouldn‘t necessarily either, but realistically it‘s still his best shot at doing something to his podium rivals. He could count on the ITT and wheelsucking, but it would not be a promising strategy. This stage is definitely similar to Clasica San Remco, which he‘s also good at and which would favor him over Roglič, possibly.

Sorry for derailing the thread
This is not a classic, but the first stage of the TdF. Would be different if it was stage 15 or something, but its not. Everyone's fresh and this is their biggest target, and Pog and UAE are not just gonna sit there and do nothing. Also Remco magically finding legs to pull of a stunt like that is highly inprobable because god knows you need incredible legs to actually do something like that this early on a stage like this.
 
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Yeah, peak Pantani is the ultra mythical climber. Still want to see how much time will last his AdH climbing record.
I think as long as there are tactics involved, the climb just can’t be taken full gas from bottom to top by the GC contenders. There’s always gonna be some calculation, waiting for the optimal moment to attack etc. while Pantani had no such worries in 1995 since he wasn’t a true GC contender and could afford to go all in (and possibly fail).
 
I wouldn‘t necessarily either, but realistically it‘s still his best shot at doing something to his podium rivals. He could count on the ITT and wheelsucking, but it would not be a promising strategy. This stage is definitely similar to Clasica San Remco, which he‘s also good at and which would favor him over Roglič, possibly.

Sorry for derailing the thread

That's true but the thing is even if a stage looks like a certain classic. They never ride it the same way.

In a GT if your goal is a GC you want to waste as little energy as possible unless you know you can take minutes AND have enough energy/strong team to maintain these minutes in the following stages.