Tour de France 2020 | Stage 20 ITT (Lure - La Planche des Belles Filles, 36.2km)

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Porte officially retiring as a GC captain, in an interview with Danish TV at the finish line.

Saying he couldn’t wish for a better end, is looking forward to helping younger riders succeed in future, and that he will be glad to be rid of the stress.
That's just jinxing it for tomorrow. Crashes, crazy supporters, meteorites, you name it - it can happen. To Richie.
 
Superman dropped like a stone. Now that was a horrific tt.
Even if Primoz had ridden better than Dumoulin, Van Aert, Porte, he still would have lost overall by a large margin. Pogacar just rode an unbelievable tt. Almost no one thought this was even possible.
No one could have predicted Pogacar would win the TT. He was not even a favorite before gaining time on Roglic.
Yes. Don't blame Roglic. Even Dumoulin felt impossible because a top TT specialist put all the effort and still lost more than one minute.
 
I still don’t understand. Did Rog burn out from previous days? Doesn’t seem like it but for whatever reason he bonked bad here. Should have been at least 2nd or 3rd in the TT but finished outside top 5. That’s pitiful for how he was riding. He had to be feeling bad.
His body language wasnt great. He was on the edge of the saddle pretty early in the stage. He was standing up a lot on the bike, which is unusual for him. He didnt look comfortable. Receiving info that he was losing time is tough mentally. Every image on the climb screamed panic.

Pog just had an incredible day. From the interview it sounded like they had did a very thorough recon. Im sure JV must have did that too, but maybe they relied too much on Roglic TT ability? They slipped up somewhere.

In the end, which I believe I think I saw another poster say, not following Pog on stage 8 was a huge mistake if he had the legs. You dont "gift" time away. Pog also must have gotten a huge confidence boost from that. He has never looked back since that stage in this Tour.

And riding so defensively and calculated, it can be hard to switch on the offense when things not going your way all of a sudden.

So much to write about this. Im sure we gonna be doing that for a few days/weeks on here. Just hoping it is for real. I love Pog and not so say "I knew it", but he was the first name on my team in the TdF game.
 
I already told that it was stupid of Roglic to 'allow' Pogacar to take time on Peyresourde, and it proved to be the case. If Pogacar had 45 seconds more to take, he would probably have not been flying like this.

Roglic probably couldn't follow Pogacar at Peyresourde, but it was still a tactical mistake not to try.
 
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I already told that it was stupid of Roglic to 'allow' Pogacar to take time on Peyresourde, and it proved to be the case. If Pogacar had 45 seconds more to take, he would probably have not been flying like this.

Roglic probably couldn't follow Pogacar at Peyresourde, but it was still a tactical mistake not to try.
I feel Jumbo and Roglic wasted many opportunities to put pressure on Pogacar. A minute is so easily lost on a bad day or with a mechanical, so their passive attitude made little sense to me.
 

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