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Insane formation for the TdF. Kuss & De Plus killing the peloton before Dumoulin, Roglic and Kruijswijk go full gas.
But how will they compete against each other. Will Roglic, Dumoulin or Kruijswik be allowed to attack each other? I would think not, so the differences between them will have to be made in TT or just following other people's attacks and hoping others can't. Will be an interesting dynamic.
So you imagine them riding shoulder to shoulder until the penultimate stage (where the first TT is)?
I don't really think they think that would be the way to do it...
3v3 with Ineos could also result in a nice battle. Wouldn't be surprised tho if Froome or Bernal will smash the opponents.I'm just saying for the team it's sometimes more difficult to win with three GC leaders, as we already know. Who attacks, who do you wait for, who gets a spare bike first, etc. Sometimes having a clear leader is a better way to go.
Personally I'd rather have every GC favorite on their own team competing against each other. Certainly better for the spectators.
Gesink could be the weak link. I'd have taken Bennett instead.I had been hoping against hope that J-V would do this. You have to deliver a knockout blow to the champ.
I meant it relatively. Theres quite a few shorter and steeper climbs in the Tour, and Dumoulin would be the much bigger Giro fave tham Roglic imo.Red Rick, I’m curious why you think Roglic is better suited for Tour than Dumoulin. Both are excellent TTers who can climb, but Dumoulin has more consistently shown the ability to climb in high mountains GT after GT. Roglic has managed that once.
Yeah, and because of the prestige, of course. He also pointed out that the 2020 Giro TTs aren't that selective in his opinion. It does indeed seem as if they have been designed to keep everyone and their mother in contention*, so an "easy" Giro win would have been out of the question, regardless.I saw Dumoulins interview yesterday, and I can understamd the points he makes. He really wamted to do the Tour cause he cant wait for a good route forever.
2019 was Sunweb's doing, IMO. Or whoever was calling the shots. No wonder he wanted to leave.I think they're more selective than the Giro of 2019. And 2019 had a much easier Tour route for him.
Still though, it's 2018 that doesn't compute for me apart from the RCS throwing money around.
I don't really believe Dumoulin going to the Giro in 2019 happens if Dumoulin wants to go to the Tour. Tour after Giro was probably the compromise, just like in 2018 in my opinion. And I would blame Sunweb for what happend after that Giro crash a decent bit as well.2019 was Sunweb's doing, IMO. Or whoever was calling the shots. No wonder he wanted to leave.
First part of the 2020 Tour suits Roglic to a T. Scratch that, basically everything until and apart from Loze (or maybe Grand Golombier, but I doubt it). That's the bigger issue, IMO, that he's on the same team as Primoz now.
I don't think the route is bad for Dumoulin, considering the strengths and weaknesses of the other GC guys. I don;t think it's perfect for Bernal, either, for example. Loze certainly is, but not the rest.
Also the Giro ITT where he got beaten by Nibali. Also Tirreno this year, Dumoulin beat him at the end of Tirreno while Roglic was in better form.Is Roglic' TT falling off a lot based on the instance where he rode around with a splinter in his elbow, rendering his TT position pure agony or the instance where he couldn't follow the top guys in the mountains, either?