Obviously Pog's a fast finisher. He would have certainly followed Remco if he had been able to. A medal would have been all but guaranteed, decent chance for gold as well. But he couldn't.He's in good shape already. He's been challenging pretty fast guys in the past with good results. I think he's fast finisher more than for example Evenepoel. So in EC he probably was more playing for better group to form than what Evenepoel choose to take.
What a controversial statement!He's in good shape already. He's been challenging pretty fast guys in the past with good results. I think he's fast finisher more than for example Evenepoel. So in EC he probably was more playing for better group to form than what Evenepoel choose to take.
Tratnik was in Slovenia yesterday too.I personally don't see the best finish at the TT even though he claims that's the goal. Still to 10 and better than euros. I just don't think he's had the training/focus he usually has for those when he's specialized in the past. I mean most of last week, the week between Euros and World's he is back at Urskas moms house in slovenia celebrating the engagement... all his interviews have been virtual from there. Absolutely nothing wrong with that...
But in comparison to tour TTs he's done, a lit more seems to go into it... something Van Aert and Tratnik for example have been in Belgium riding Daily according to strava. By that Pogi would have just gotten to Belgium today, the day before TTs to even see the course. I mean maybe that means nothing.
I DO think he will be in great form for the road race. Slovenian team is very strong, and even if he doesn't come out in front especially as the top Slovenian, which he seems to do like in olympics and euros, he'll definitely be backing Roglic or Mohoric. That said I think Roglic isn't gonna be in top form post Vuelta break and without JV backing. But who knows. One reason I love watching tadej him is because you can be surprised either way.
Personally I also think he's achieved his goals and beyond for the season. 2nd tour win, a big contract and raise, and Urska... with his birthday following the TT. He's winning even if he's not winning. But he definitely won't suck.
Not a dark horse, he's the favourite for gold. Somebody should just tell him to take part in U-23 ITT, it will be last day possible for him. LBL winner, TdF winner and world champion in one year - it's amazing!Any takes on the WC ITT? I don't think Pogacar is a dark horse or something, I actually think finishing within 2 minutes to the winner would be a really good result
And I just realised/remembered that he's also to old for the U23 race. Riders age out of the youth categories the year they turn the age in question, whether or not they have actually had their birthdays.You mean the U23, right? I'm pretty sure that at 22 he's definitely too old to ride the junior (U19) ITT.
Not the first time athletes give away now to get something later. And they present themselves differently coming to the races, some come bold not holding back nothing, some more cool calm way.What a controversial statement!
He wasn't playing, he just wasn't able to follow. And otherwise he was extremely dumb, which I doubt.
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