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The Slovenians all rode for themselves (very little teamwork) & in the end, Pogacar & Roglic had similar legs (both finished over 6 minutes down & practically in the same time).So I'm super excited to watch the race tomorrow at 4:30am on the east coast. Slovenia has a great team with 8 guys for once and they all seem like they are willing to work for whoever is in the best position. I love them all but it seems like Tadej will be in the front no matter what. Roglic doesn't seem super into it and watching him ride for slovenia reminds me how much his jumbo team helps him out. U was really impressed woth pogacar in the Olympics and in euros how he managed to do it alone when the other teammates drop. Honestly I'd be happy if any of the slovenians's medal, but I definitely see tadej making top 10 again unless something goes wrong.
Watched the women's race and strangely Urska zigart didn't finish. she was in the back the whole time amd eventually just disappeared. So hope she isn't sick... she was losing her voice on tadejs instagram yesterday. Just know she normally isn't one to not finish a race.
Tratnik was very active driving the breakaways and did more than any rider other than Evenepoel to make it a hard race.The Slovenians all rode for themselves (very little teamwork) & in the end, Pogacar & Roglic had similar legs (both finished over 6 minutes down & practically in the same time).
It looked like Tratnik did "some" work but it mostly seemed for Mohoric (his Bahrain teammate). They're not going to win a world championship with that approach & current setup.
When I see the riders who finished second & third, I'm more inclined to believe it's more a matter of legs regarding the top two Slovenian riders, aka Pogacar & Roglic.None of the Slovenians good enough today.
Route didn't suit any of them to be fair, because I think they raced very attentively and they had someone in all the early attacks and they were always behind the Belgians in the peloton
Van Baarle and Valgren are known rouleurs who have performed at a high level in races like De Ronde and AGR.When I see the riders who finished second & third, I'm more inclined to believe it's more a matter of legs regarding the top two Slovenian riders, aka Pogacar & Roglic.
The whole "this route doesn't suit xyz rider" doesn't seem to impact riders who (no disrespect intended) are nowhere near as strong as the two aforementioned Slovenians when they're on form. I think reality kicked in all around: Pog & Rog are spent after their seasons whilst the national team setup (recently assembled new coaches during the summer) made for a mismatched disorderly patchwork of various intentions.
So I think even if the route is similar next year, their result "could" be a lot better if the preparation & behind the scenes stuff worked much better.
True.Also, the type of rider you refer to don't have their main peak in July and generally have their 2nd peak at the Worlds instead of their third.
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