So his plan is to not even try to ride the Tour for GC, only as a stage hunter?Probably yes. He never performed really good at long hills until this year. Paris-Nice was the first times he showed that he can be among the best at longer hills. That's why I also think he could do well at this years parcours. He also tends to be really strong after a long break.
He also needs to have some shape at longer hills because he is 100% targeting the olympics.
Yeah, I'm seeing it now. Strange, I thought he is riding the Tour still, despite targeting the Olympics.He isn't riding the Tour this year. He will ride the Vuelta and I think not for GC.
Yeah, I'm seeing it now. Strange, I thought he is riding the Tour still, despite targeting the Olympics.
I was asking because, if I'm not mistaken, he's yet to try riding for GC in a GT, despite being a very good GC rider in short stage races.
To add to the last post here during the Tour de Suisse: He's really competitive on the highest level again. Really nice job today from him for Vlasov. In this form he could be a player for a stage win and/or a top level domestique for Vlasov.