Glad he's doing the Amstel, especially in the rainbow jersey.
He didn't switch for his world title, did he? IIRC, he was one of the few.Judging by his interview, I think Dumo is gonna do a bike switch too. Basically implied the only advantage of not switching is not having to stress about the bike change. Has no idea where he's at in the ITT.
He seemed really happy for his Kragh winning today and for Sunweb doing a good Tour. Said he didn't leave there on a good note but it wasn't due to the riders.
IIRC of the top finishers in Bergen only Roglic did a bike change. And they had a mandatory position for the bike change.He didn't switch for his world title, did he? IIRC, he was one of the few.
What is the record for bike switches in TTs? At WT/WC level anyway; I imagine there isn't a huge sample size, but it feels to me like, in general, the ones who have opted for the bike change have come off worse, than just sticking to one bike and maintaining your rhythm on it.
Obviously, this won't apply to WvA, for whom a bike change every lap will come as second nature.
Ah. I remembered that the other way around for some reason.
Like Quintana in the Grappa MTT, a bit into the climb:I wonder where the bike change would be, because it's a straight road to start the climb and the first hairpin is quite far from the start
They will be looking at stage 18 on television again.
This is a message from Contador, Froome and Nibali: If you have the strength, attack. Don't wait because it will come back to bite you at some point.
Lopez being the biggest idiot, followed closely by JV and Roglic.
agreed he will be in the mix for the world tt. Is WVA doing the TT or focusing on the RR.Good performance today. 1st non-alien.
All jokes aside. I think he looks good for the world ITT. No joke. If he rests well.
When did he imply he was close to quitting?Very interesting interview with Dutch TV after the paris stage today. He said that he was close to quitting the sport with the long time off.
He said that in yesterdays TT he was pushing world championship watts, and that there is no way he would get close to pogacar, still gave a pretty shocked look considering the gap to Pogi.
That just cements to me how huge the Pogacar performance was yesterday.
That confirms what Zeeman was saying with Rogla having the same watts on the flat part as he did in the Vuelta TT last year (okay, the climb this year was worse, but still) which probably means simmilar to what he did when he was 2nd behind Tom in Bergen 2017. But Pogačar was just three steps ahead."Dumoulin rode similar values to his winning Bergen Worlds TT ride yesterday (still lost 1:20). Says reaching that level is impossible for him. If this is new normal, he's never going to win another TT"
He's such a melodramatic bore. There was one guy who beat him yesterday and now 'he's never going to win another TT'."Dumoulin rode similar values to his winning Bergen Worlds TT ride yesterday (still lost 1:20). Says reaching that level is impossible for him. If this is new normal, he's never going to win another TT"
He finished the race, so he's officially mentally strong now.He's such a melodramatic bore. There was one guy who beat him yesterday and now 'he's never going to win another TT'.
The reason he might not win another one, is because he's so mentally fragile, not to do with his watts.
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