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Bettiol was a guest at eurosport italia today and he wasn't trying too hard to hide the fact that everyone knows what Jumbo is doing. And very sad to hear him talk about the importance of watts and power meters.
Cyclists nowdays race watching the numbers on their garmin, not the road or their rivals.
Alberto did give his opinion that Jumbo is this much better because... they have found a way to digest more carbs during GTs. Amazing stuff!
 
Their top 2 riders put 19 seconds into Landa on the Angliru mate

It's sort of funny but there's always this one guy who super performs on these mythical MTF's versus the top riders. Or even any MTF.

A bit like Ben O'Connor shadowing Rog & Vingegaard in that final climb in the Dauphiné 2022. Today on the Angliru, it was Landa. I mean Bahrain obviously knew he was feeling good because they paced so hard.
 
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It's sort of funny but there's always this one guy who super performs on these mythical MTF's versus the top riders. Or even any MTF.

A bit like Ben O'Connor shadowing Rog & Vingegaard in that final climb in the Dauphiné 2022. Today on the Angliru, it was Landa. I mean Bahrain obviously knew he was feeling good because they paced so hard.
The Bahrain pacing was curious at the time but given how strong Landa looked on Angliru it was totally justified as only Roglic and Vingegaard dropped him in the final 2km.
 
It's sort of funny but there's always this one guy who super performs on these mythical MTF's versus the top riders. Or even any MTF.

A bit like Ben O'Connor shadowing Rog & Vingegaard in that final climb in the Dauphiné 2022. Today on the Angliru, it was Landa. I mean Bahrain obviously knew he was feeling good because they paced so hard.

Kuss also performed very well today. I don't recall anyone performing that well when Pog & Vinge went thermonuclear at the Tour a few times - everybody was teleporting backwards on Puy de Dome or Tourmalet.
 
Their hubris at the TdF was really something. They knew they had Pog covered long before stages 16 and 17. Now at the Vuelta (8 weeks later) we see a new dimension - a team podium in the following grand tour. Sky never did that.

Between 2007 and 2011 Contador annoyed me with his brilliance but I should have been content. Now we have a team capable of podiuming a grand tour.

Those who excuse this must also like watching Hulk Hogan and co. Hey, its entertainment so who cares. Well, you can speak for yourselves and count me out.