Full of praise for MVDP after Sanremo, of course. This was one of his golden days, like Strade 2021, when no one in the world could beat him.
The flat run-in to Sanremo, where he maintained his lead, however, made me even some kind of sad, again:
The biggest waste of talent I have seen in watching 26 years of pro road cycling is the fact that MVDP practices almost no time trial training. As we already saw in the TdF, he is so good in time trialing - and I‘m sure he could even improve much more if he‘d focus more on the TT.
I imagine the only thing more boring than watching a TT is actually preparing for one. So guessing MVDP has zero interest in that. Why TT when you can race MTB's, CX and win road races at the highest level when you are actually competing against other people.
He then could be the 2nd best time trialist in the world - at the moment, Wout probably is 2nd best, Ganna best, Roglic/Remco/Küng 3rd best.