Way better. There are no weaknesses. Winning flat TTs (and demolishing MTF TTs), toying with everyone in mountains, outsprinting Ala in reduced field sprint, outkicking Roglic on hill sprints. All that in a span of a few months.Looks better than Bernal two years ago.
Roglič was only 44s down on Pog in TdF TT with massive injuries. Not to mention Pog just completed full TdF while Roglič was resting."seems to be" is what I said. That leaves room for different scenarios. There was plenty of guesswork involved, yes, too much - I'll give you that, but that it's a wasted spot is pretty much a given considering his injuries. (If the goal is a medal.) That's a safe assumption IMO
Stelvio stage + a mountain stage in Slovenia will be enough to convince Tadej.He said the Stelvio is his favorite climb. Subtle hint to the Giro organizers?
For me, one of the most puzzling things about Pogacar is his physique. Compared to his compitors and champions of the past, he just doesn't look like someone who could motor on TT's and outclimb the field. If you were to show me pictures of the top 20 with their identities masked, I'd never pick him out as the best. It's not that he looks out of shape or something--just not exceptional.
5 days are more than enough for Pogi to recover. Mikuni in under 20 minutes? Seems doable.
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