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Ayuso likely will not go to the Tour in 2023, and that more shows the utter incompetence of UAE than anything else. Ayuso should do Giro or Vuelta. I don’t necessarily agree with QST not sending Remco to the Tour if that’s what they so choose, but comparing him to Ayuso is not even accurate. Plus a “declining” Pogacar still has 3 GC wins, Strade, Montreal, clowned his way out of a RVV podium, one of the strongest at MSR, and maybe could’ve followed Remco in LBL, plus second at the Tour. Some of y’all are insane.
 
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Better not wait too long for the Tour (Remco).

Everyone says, had Roglic gone to the Tour 2019, he would have won.

Remco is good now. He can win the Tour now. No one knows when he‘ll be on the decline. 2025 is too late maybe.

UAE sent Ayuso to the Vuelta aged 19, and told him to finish - even with a Covid positive body. He was third. Now UAE will send him to the Tour.

Remco should also go to next year‘s TdF. Don‘t forget what happened to Pogacar: after 2020 and 2021, he started in 2022 to win a third Tour. After these three weeks of the TdF 2022, suddenly all world realized that Pog is already on the decline - much earlier than expected.
How you managed to have so many bad takes in 1 post is beyond me.
 
The giro or the TdF, what will it be? I wouln't be surprised that in the current economic downturn the sponsors have the last word. The TdF gets about 3.5 billion viewers globally and the giro 'only' 0.8 billion during its 21-day event. The TdF is the most watched sporting event on Earth. So what is most valuable for the sponsors: having rainbow-Remco compete in the TdF (regardless of the outcome) or going fot a potential giro win?
 
The giro or the TdF, what will it be? I wouln't be surprised that in the current economic downturn the sponsors have the last word. The TdF gets about 3.5 billion viewers globally and the giro 'only' 0.8 billion during its 21-day event. The TdF is the most watched sporting event on Earth. So what is most valuable for the sponsors: having rainbow-Remco compete in the TdF (regardless of the outcome) or going fot a potential giro win?
Except QS is a very Belgium team with very Belgium sponsors - It will make no difference whether Remco rides the Giro or the TDF.
 
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Except QS is a very Belgium team with very Belgium sponsors - It will make no difference whether Remco rides the Giro or the Vuelta.
The Tour is, of course, much bigger in Belgium, as well. The sponsors will want their #1 rider to target the Tour. It's not just the gap in viewership, but the intensity ...it easily gets you 10 times the visibility, IMO.

They may be willing to wait yet another year, though, depending on how Lefevere can sell it to them ...and depending on how much money is involved in Remco racing the 2023 Giro.
 
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