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Tadej Pogacar and Mauro Giannetti

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After seeing this TT and Pogacar spring performances, I think they stepped up his game in doping programme. Really looking forward to see what type of beast Pogacar will show in the Tour.
Not sure about that. But i thought that it was said by Iñigo San Milan that Almeida last year was to build up for now. (you know lots of T2 training :rolleyes:) and that he would fly this year and go for the big wins. He seems very good, so lets see the magic of San Milan also does wonders for Almeida.
 
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Not sure about that. But i thought that it was said by Iñigo San Milan that Almeida last year was to build up for now. (you know lots of T2 training :rolleyes:) and that he would fly this year and go for the big wins. He seems very good, so lets see the magic of San Milan also does wonders for Almeida.
Yes I remember last year some of us Almeida fans met up here after those words from Milan and now here we are. :hearteyes:
 
After seeing this TT and Pogacar spring performances, I think they stepped up his game in doping programme. Really looking forward to see what type of beast Pogacar will show in the Tour.

Let's see how his preparations unfold regarding the injury. If he's training fit soon then a prolonged rest and an altitude training shifted by a few weeks may prove very good at the end. Otherwise he may consider doing Vuelta instead. No sense to face the Skeleton if not in optimal form.
 
Let's see how his preparations unfold regarding the injury. If he's training fit soon then a prolonged rest and an altitude training shifted by a few weeks may prove very good at the end. Otherwise he may consider doing Vuelta instead. No sense to face the Skeleton if not in optimal form.
It's not a given that Vingegaard will be free from misfortune until Paris. So even if Pogi can only be second best, maybe that's enough.
 
After coming in 1min and 50 seconds behind the winner yesterday, Ayuso wins by 50 seconds today. I know it ain't the world's best climbers at the race, and the parcours are different, but turnarounds in the space of 24 hours make me always remember Froome's Sabutamol fueled back-from-the-dead ride at the 2017 Vuelta.
Maybe Ayuso had two helpings of "Pogacar Porridge (The Breakfast of Champions!)" today.
 
After coming in 1min and 50 seconds behind the winner yesterday, Ayuso wins by 50 seconds today. I know it ain't the world's best climbers at the race, and the parcours are different, but turnarounds in the space of 24 hours make me always remember Froome's Sabutamol fueled back-from-the-dead ride at the 2017 Vuelta.
Maybe Ayuso had two helpings of "Pogacar Porridge (The Breakfast of Champions!)" today.
I actually think that inconsistencies are good and look cleaner than what Vinge and Pog did at the Tour last year. Of course when it gets too outrageous (blow up one day and win the Tour the next like Landis) it‘s a bad sign but if you lose time and gain time sometimes maybe that‘s just your body not being a perfect machine.
 
After coming in 1min and 50 seconds behind the winner yesterday, Ayuso wins by 50 seconds today. I know it ain't the world's best climbers at the race, and the parcours are different, but turnarounds in the space of 24 hours make me always remember Froome's Sabutamol fueled back-from-the-dead ride at the 2017 Vuelta.
Maybe Ayuso had two helpings of "Pogacar Porridge (The Breakfast of Champions!)" today.

After high altitude training, it is to be expected that after a bad day comes a better day. 26x in-play bet. Easy money.

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I actually think that inconsistencies are good and look cleaner than what Vinge and Pog did at the Tour last year. Of course when it gets too outrageous (blow up one day and win the Tour the next like Landis) it‘s a bad sign but if you lose time and gain time sometimes maybe that‘s just your body not being a perfect machine.
But these are both extreme outliers though in the opposite direction. Its not like Ayuso was a shining bacon the stages before that. (he was behind stage before, very far behind yeseterday, very far ahead today with what seems a record/world shaking performance. Probaby his best climbing performance since ever (better than the vuelta last year).
 
But these are both extreme outliers though in the opposite direction. Its not like Ayuso was a shining bacon the stages before that. (he was behind stage before, very far behind yeseterday, very far ahead today with what seems a record/world shaking performance. Probaby his best climbing performance since ever (better than the vuelta last year).

Not saying he's clean but Ayuso is still only 20 years old. Everyone gets better at this age.
 
Not saying he's clean but Ayuso is still only 20 years old. Everyone gets better at this age.
Well its not about him getting better compared to last year (which i agree with you, it is expected of him to improve in something). It was in relation to him doing his best performance in a period where he had trouble following the 2nd group of this peleton.
Its like Remco riding the coming TT with his best ever numbers (440W, since he did the Giro TT starting 430W) , that wouldn't add up either. (raising eyebrows to say the least)
 
Its not like Ayuso was a shining bacon the stages before that. (he was behind stage before, very far behind yeseterday, very far ahead today with what seems a record/world shaking performance.

You are very oversimplifying this. He was behind in stage three but finished strongly, overtaking Remco and closing on the top two. When you consider how quickly he dropped off in stage four and at the end how little time he lost compared to Remco's group, it suggests he didn't have a massive problem there either. He just came from altitude training and needed some racing to get the best out of his legs.

Btw, I'm not saying the guy is cleaner than everyone else in the peleton. But some people ignore the context.
 
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You are very oversimplifying this. He was behind in stage three but finished strongly, overtaking Remco and closing on the top two. When you consider how quickly he dropped off in stage four and at the end how little time he lost compared to Remco's group, it suggests he didn't have a massive problem there either. He just came from altitude training and needed some racing to get the best out of his legs.

Btw, I'm not saying the guy is cleaner than everyone else in the peleton. But some people ignore the context.
It's spelled peloton - and your lack of knowledge for this basic spelling reflects on your really bad analysis of how cheating this guy Pogacar is.
 
Ok children, calm down now.
If as you say Ayuso was bound to have a bad day, then become better, then it makes sense. His attack was done at the right time, but it was the manner of the attack that was outstanding. Full gas and in no time into the lead - ok, we're not talking the best climbers in the World, but even so, impressively like his teammate Pogacar.
 
Ok children, calm down now.
If as you say Ayuso was bound to have a bad day, then become better, then it makes sense. His attack was done at the right time, but it was the manner of the attack that was outstanding. Full gas and in no time into the lead - ok, we're not talking the best climbers in the World, but even so, impressively like his teammate Pogacar.

Well, dude. You move the goalposts. Yes the attack was impressive, yes the opponents are not world beaters. But in the first comment you whined about the turnaround in 24 hours. I only reacted to that because coming down from a high altitude training it's not unusual for a down day to be followed by a better one. It is an observation, nothing more.
 
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