The Rohan Dennis threat

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Special mention to Rohan Dennis for his role in TGH winning the Giro and Brailsford resurrecting Ineos's hopes from the ashes after Thomas crashed out. A huge performance by Dennis in the mountains which I think fully justifies his move to Ineos and their decision to sign him. I am sure there are no regrets whatsoever. Kudos to him.
 
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Special mention to Rohan Dennis for his role in TGH winning the Giro and Brailsford resurrecting Ineos's hopes from the ashes after Thomas crashed out. A huge performance by Dennis in the mountains which I think fully justifies his move to Ineos and their decision to sign him. I am sure there are no regrets whatsoever. Kudos to him.
Yes, I think Dennis was a huge part of Tao being able to win. Without Rohan's incredible ride on the Stelvio stage, Kelderman might have been able to stay with the lead group, and the GC picture might not have changed nearly as much as it did with Dennis being the super dom.
 
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I maintain that Dennis won the Giro for Hart at least as much as Kelderman lost it for Hindley
Is there an interpretation of events where Dennis' rides on stage 18 and 20 weren't the biggest factor in Tao winning the race?

Before stage 18, the GC was between Almeida in pink and Kelderman at 17s, with TGH, Hindley, Bilbao and a collection of others about 3' back. Without Rohan riding the whole race off his wheel, twice, Hindley probably would've never got leadership of the Sunweb team in the first place.
 
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Is there an interpretation of events where Dennis' rides on stage 18 and 20 weren't the biggest factor in Tao winning the race?

Before stage 18, the GC was between Almeida in pink and Kelderman at 17s, with TGH, Hindley, Bilbao and a collection of others about 3' back. Without Rohan riding the whole race off his wheel, twice, Hindley probably would've never got leadership of the Sunweb team in the first place.
Thomas crashing out was bigger.
 

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