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Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Jonas did the same TdF 2023.
Pogacar crashed coming into that just like Jonas has this year. But he didnt win the Giro by 10min last year so its not the same and what i meant. All i meant was I am suprised if Pogacar is not fatigued from that Giro display was all I meant. I was on the road on Monte Grappa and watched, my first time watching and i was shocked about the speed of everyone the tv pictures likes im used to dont justify the speed their going at. Wish I could see some stages at the tour im sure its a spectacle.
 
Pogacar crashed coming into that just like Jonas has this year. But he didnt win the Giro by 10min last year so its not the same and what i meant. All i meant was I am suprised if Pogacar is not fatigued from that Giro display was all I meant. I was on the road on Monte Grappa and watched, my first time watching and i was shocked about the speed of everyone the tv pictures likes im used to dont justify the speed their going at. Wish I could see some stages at the tour im sure its a spectacle.
Pogi won the Giro by 10 minutes over everyone else.
Jonas won the TdF by 10 minutes over everyone else, Yates...
Jonas looked in pretty good shape at the Vuelta.
 
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Pogacar beat Jonas in 3 or 4 mountain stages. Nothing compared to what we saw in the Giro. They were very equal until the third week. Pogacar won the Giro with a 10 minutes gap but he could win with 15 minutes if he wanted.
Jonas beat everyone else at all mountain stages (almost). What Pogi did at the Giro, Jonas did at the TdF against everyone else besides Pogi. If Jonas was riding the Giro, everyone else bar these two would have been destroyed.
 
If there will be any of teammates close in GC standings by the beginning of week 3 the domestique job was not done properly.

There is no doubt in my mind that Pogi is clear number one and UAE wants this double this year by the same rider.

Close in a GC battle can mean a few different things. For example:

Some UAE riders still close in GC and the same applies for some cyclists from other teams, by close meaning to still win the overall. Then in my opinion the job was not done properly or Pogi just didn't have it.

Some UAE riders are close in GC and the same applies for some cyclists from other teams, by close meaning to fight for second podium position, Pogi already too far ahead. Then indeed the job was done properly.

Imagine the scenarion, on where Pogi in third week confronts his team, guys, i am dying here, you are killing me, we are too close. And after cerful consideration and a minute of silence Adam responding, Pogi, but Jonas is miles behind, no way he will catch you?
 
Close in a GC battle can mean a few different things. For example:

Some UAE riders still close in GC and the same applies for some cyclists from other teams, by close meaning to still win the overall. Then in my opinion the job was not done properly or Pogi just didn't have it.

Some UAE riders are close in GC and the same applies for some cyclists from other teams, by close meaning to fight for second podium position, Pogi already too far ahead. Then indeed the job was done properly.

Imagine the scenarion, on where Pogi in third week confronts his team, guys, i am dying here, you are killing me, we are too close. And after cerful consideration and a minute of silence Adam responding, Pogi, but Jonas is miles behind, no way he will catch you?

You have vivid imagination. But we will soon find out. I still expect UAE testing the field from get go (and burning their other guys if neccessary). If competition will be able to follow we got race in our hands.
 
Pogi's papers are being peer-reviewed by the old masters and he's getting praised!

"He wins in the spring, he wins in the summer, he wins at the end of the season," lists the 69-year-old, five time Maillot Jaune winner. "He's the one who is closest to us, honestly. He attacks, he has fun, he's happy."

 
Pogi's papers are being peer-reviewed by the old masters and he's getting praised!

"He wins in the spring, he wins in the summer, he wins at the end of the season," lists the 69-year-old, five time Maillot Jaune winner. "He's the one who is closest to us, honestly. He attacks, he has fun, he's happy."

nothing new there.
 
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