Question Tadej Pogacar and Mauro Giannetti

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It's about time we address Pogacars remarkable rise since he joined UAE in 2019.

His first season as a junior wasn't anything special, but we have to remember that he was born later in year (September) which is a disadvantage at that age.
In his second season he definitely proved his talent by winning the Giro della Lunigiana.
However, in the entire season he only won two stages and never put any distance on his competitors.
His time trial abilities were less impressive. A 25th and 68th spot.

His first season as a U23 rider wasn't too great either.
He won a few youth jerseys, but didn't record a single stage win.

His second season was definitely better, but still hit and miss.
He won the Tour de l'Avenir, but didn't record a stage win.
He also finished 7th at the WC road race.
Promising, but not exceptional.

Then he moved to UAE. Its CEO is Mauro Gianetti, possibly the dirtiest rider and sports director in history.
Suddenly he started to win stage races (Algarve, California, and individual mountain stages in the Vuelta against the likes of Valverde and Roglic.
He also became a much better time trialist beating Mohoric and Tratnik in the Slovenian championship.

Give me a break.
 
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Hahahahaha this is great, uae and maxtin does not give a ***, seems like the uci have let things be more free for all instead of one superior team while other teams got warnings (postal, sky)

No way he gets busted ever unless something leaks to the media, im sure he tests positive a few times a year, to much bad press if he did get caught.
 
Reactions: Luthor
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Can we fire commentators ? They keep encouraging these acts with their statements and if someone gets caught bring them down. Despicable bunch that only hurts cycling. Now they are saying how amazing it is, not even a sweat, phenomenal, blabla

Van de Poel is also bizarre but at least you can see him die on the bike. Pogacar is even more absurd and I am afraid this just leads everyone to jump on the same train. Fuelled by being talked down now by all media. Just like at end of 90s and beginning 2000s. We will see crazy stuff based on what happened last year with a new person for which superhuman is supposedly normal. Despite everything we know.

Ignorance is a bliss. Let's keep repeating and slowly ensuring no sponsors will touch the sport. More nexthash, Bahrain and UaE sponsorship. Yay....
 
Hahahahaha this is great, uae and maxtin does not give a ***, seems like the uci have let things be more free for all instead of one superior team while other teams got warnings (postal, sky)

No way he gets busted ever unless something leaks to the media, im sure he tests positive a few times a year, to much bad press if he did get caught.
This time GIanetti and Matxin have tons of Oil money to back them...
This was a 2013 Froome/2009 Contador levels TT.
 
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