No way he's the new Landa, he's much better than that.
That was a very entertaining watch.johnymax said:Taxus4a said:Look at this video from Tour de Azerbaijan from 9:10 on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYaojyG0crQLibertine Seguros said:When has he raced against that kind of calibre field? Also, hard for him to show something like that so young; he's two months older than Landa, but when Landa did that amazing ride in Burgos, Roglič hadn't taken up cycling.Taxus4a said:When this man has showed something similar to Landa in Neila?
This is pretty useful, though admittedly he was probably peaking for his home race, while Nieve was coming off trying to peak for the Giro. Also there's Ulissi there; Ulissi is the same age as Roglič, but like Nieve he was already on a WT team by the time Roglič took up the sport. He was at the pointy end of anything hilly to mountainous that he entered last year, but also he was racing for Adria Mobil so there weren't too many races against high quality fields or on suitably mountainous parcours. Never underestimate beating the Iranian climbers either.
He's got potential. Give him a year or two to adapt to the WT.
Vanmarcke after he wins paris-roubaix this year .Dekker_Tifosi said:Quite possibly the first actual good foreign signing done by Rabo/Belkin/Lotto since Menchov and Freire?
Kruijswijk ain't confirmed for any race before the Giro as well on PCS. Coming soon!Kwibus said:
He'll finish il primavera, and then win stage 1 in catalunya like paterski last year.johnymax said:I'm not sure he'll do Milano-Sanremo. If I remember correctly he said in an interview he'll ride Catalunya. Maybe he'll ride them both. Anyway, he also said he is getting better and better. TA will be a big opportunity for him because he'll be the only rider on the team going for GC. About Strade bianche he doesn't know what to expect. He is not familiar with this kind of races, but he is eager to learn.
If you ask me I say Strade bianche should suit him, too. But I'm not expecting a great result in this year's edition because one of his biggest problems is still positioning in the peloton. And positioning becomes very important on those crucial gravel sections so he could be held behind when the action starts and the best riders go clear. We'll see.
Oh, and here is his blog if anybody is interested https://primozroglic.com/