I agree with both statements. The Vuelta's time trial tomorrow will give us a lot of insight. If anyone can beat him, it's Roglic.According to Lefevre, he is "in it to win it" and Remco will be disappointed if he doesn't win the WC ITT. Lefevre himself is more realistic, and thinks a medal would already be a huge achievement.
He’s been riding as a pro for about 8 months now, is 19, and has about 3 years total riding under his belt.He took part in a derny race today. In the final curve..., he crashed. Some things never change
Yes, but then again... I don't think all of them big guns are focussing on this WC ITT. Dumoulin, Dennis, Van Aert, Froome, Thomas, Castroviejo, Martin and Campenaerts all seem to have other priority's or 'troubles' to be at their best. He's is still pretty far from being the best time trialist, but this might be his best opportunity.Would anyone be genuinely surprised if he wins?
Yeah, I agree. Maybe we can also take some of the things he says with a pinch of salt. And if he is serious, then whats the harm in believing in yourself. Speak things into existence. It is also probably about building an image. Acting and talking like a superstar. Backing it up with actually winning some races. Will probably put him in a good postion for some very luctractive endorsement deals. Especially if you have some personality to go with it.I would not be surprised if he wins (I too think he is favourite), but his slight arrogance seeps through again by being disappointed if he does not win. Maybe it is the hallmark of a great champion, to have self-confidence in abundance.