I don't see the similarities. The longest climb in that stage was like 5 km.Tomorrow's stage is similar to the one that he won in the Tour of Poland last year. The climbs are a bit longer. If he's fit, he should do well tomorrow. If he doesn't, it may be better for him to not finish this Giro.
In theory he should have entered some races prior to the giro but there was no time to do so and missing out on the Giro again would have been bad psychologically. He said that his recovery was mentally very demanding so I am sure that facing challenges during the race is peanuts for him in comparison. He is the type that gets stronger when he faces challenges and adversity. He will learn from this and I am sure he will respond accordingly when his legs are feeling good. That's what he always does.it was stupid and risks hurting him psychologically.
Yes, extremely balanced view. Bernal dropping Evenepoel on a false flat.Very balanced view.
Without Almeida it would have been much worse. Had Almeida done his job from the beginning, it would have been a lot better.Thanks to Almeida he's still in contention, at only 2:22 back.
Almeida is only 1m77 himself vs Evenepoel's 1m71. When you look at this, you'd say Almeida is the size of van Aert and Evenepoel is like Higuita.
The flat on top of the final climb is perfect for Evenepoel
To limit the damage after the ~5 other climbers kick away from him on the steep part
Was it that famous magical caffeine-sugars-vitamines-ketons bottle in his pocket?How did he not implode on the final climb? He did it faster than most of the front group did. Looked like he was blowing up, then he nearly catches some in the front group at the line
He's always had good intrarace recovery. I think the gravel played a bigger psychological role in his struggles than most thought.How did he not implode on the final climb? He did it faster than most of the front group did. Looked like he was blowing up, then he nearly catches some in the front group at the line
Yes, extremely balanced view. Bernal dropping Evenepoel on a false flat.
I do agree about the false flat thingy, but was looking more at the entire post from Blue fridge in a Tree (or whatever the username is). After your reaction to my post I cannot help thinking you are starting to sound a pinch bitter. Like, are you the forum police or something? I read these threads a lot and with a lot of interest and try not to get tempted into commenting out of emotion (that is not always easy as discussions get heated and I admit I have made some ignorant posts now and then). So mostly I refrain from commenting all together. However with you I noticed a pattern of 'correcting' (more like attacking) other posters. You have very intelligent and informed posts, but I do think you take a bit of a bully position at times. Logic and facts are useful, but the way you deliver them to others is just as, if not more, important. Do with it as you wish but I felt the need to respond.