Teams & Riders Tadej Pogačar discussion thread

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Where most of the "rider x bad teammate" come from, I guess.
Didn't have the legs to help his captain. Was dropped earlier than forum expected. People complained he didn't care about the team.

Add "bad teammate" points if said captain was/is a forum darling.
Add more "pain teammate" points if said rider a few days later ended up in a break that got a significant amount of time, and ended up competing for the win. Because then he'd obviously just been saving himself.
 
Pra Loup stage of 2015 when Majka turned his radio off so he wouldn't have to drop back and help Contador after his crash.

Sagan was far more useful, hanging with the lead group over the Allos and giving Contador his bike after the crash
Well that is 6 years ago, a lot could have changed now. He might have much more hope to so a good GC himself. I think he does not make himself any illusions on UAE. He was hired to help Tadej. And they seem to have invested building up a bond between them by letting them train mostly together.

I think if there is one on that team that will go his own way, it will be Hirschi. Unfortunately he got into the crashes today so we might never know.
 
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At the moment it looks like the Tour could be another battle between the two Slovenians, although you can't rule out Ineos, because of their collective strength. Roglic is out for revenge and wants to repeat his tactics from the Vuelta.

The two time trials might be crucial, because the differences in the mountains might be limited. It wouldn't be bad for Pogacar if Roglic took yellow on Wednesday in the time trial. That could mean Jumbo has to control the race for the next ten days or so.

UAE look strong and motivated, but we don't know yet if they can control the Tour as a team. Several of his teammates were involved in the crash yesterday. Pogacar's best chances to attack are probably in the third week, with the tough finishes on the Col du Portet and Luzardiden. The ultimate decision might be in the final time trial.
 
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At the moment it looks like the Tour could be another battle between the two Slovenians, although you can't rule out Ineos, because of their collective strength. Roglic is out for revenge and wants to repeat his tactics from the Vuelta.

The two time trials might be crucial, because the differences in the mountains might be limited. It wouldn't be bad for Pogacar if Roglic took yellow on Wednesday in the time trial. That could mean Jumbo has to control the race for the next ten days or so.

UAE look strong and motivated, but we don't know yet if they can control the Tour as a team. Several of his teammates were involved in the crash yesterday. Pogacar's best chances to attack are probably in the third week, with the tough finishes on the Col du Portet and Luzardiden. The ultimate decision might be in the final time trial.
Yes, I agree that Roglic will look to gain some time over Pogacar in the TTs and bonuses (although the latter is capable of winning seconds as well) and control the young Slovenian in the mountains with the power of his team. However, If the difference is small Roglic will try to isolate and attack Pogacar in the mountains not counting on the last TT this time. Two flat TTs are better for Roglic than any of recent TdF editions.
 
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