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Tour de Suisse 2017 (10/06 > 18/06/2017)

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Recently Pozzovivo said that he didn't work on his TT skills for the Giro, the main focus was getting his climbing back on track, but that he'll focus on it for the Vuelta.
Rohan dominated the TTs, great wins for him.
Happy for Spilak, he's one of my favourite riders and when he's just an awesome rider.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Recently Pozzovivo said that he didn't work on his TT skills for the Giro, the main focus was getting his climbing back on track, but that he'll focus on it for the Vuelta.
Rohan dominated the TTs, great wins for him.
Happy for Spilak, he's one of my favourite riders and when he's just an awesome rider.
He certainly is one of the best stage racers out there, too bad he hasn't been able to ride GT's the way he rides week long stage races. It would be great to see more riders like him able to compete ftw in Grand Tours.
 
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Irondan said:
Mayomaniac said:
Recently Pozzovivo said that he didn't work on his TT skills for the Giro, the main focus was getting his climbing back on track, but that he'll focus on it for the Vuelta.
Rohan dominated the TTs, great wins for him.
Happy for Spilak, he's one of my favourite riders and when he's just an awesome rider.
He certainly is one of the best stage racers out there, too bad he hasn't been able to ride GT's the way he rides week long stage races. It would be great to see more riders like him able to compete ftw in Grand Tours.


Yeah I co-sign on that. It's a real pity he's hardly raced the GT's. I don't know if it's mental and physical or just mental, but if he can win big stage races like the TDS (twice), Romandie, win the Miguel Indurain GP, stages at the Dauphine, and plenty of other good races/stages, why shouldn't he be able to translate this to the GT's? Interestingly his best ever GT placing was 48th, in his first ever GT, at the 2008 Giro, when he was 21.

I don't know if he still has time to develop into a contender for the GT's in the future, but anyway, he rode well the whole week and deserves the win.
 
Awesome win by Spilak! Very happy for him! After disappointing races I thought he was past his prime and even though he was pretty good on Tirreno (especially the Terminillo stage) I still think he is past his prime but he had a great day when it mattered! And what a great domestique work by Taaramae that was! The duo just rode everyone except Dombro off their wheel and then Spilak dropped Dombro by riding tempo!
Sad that Pozzo cracked in Tiefenbachferner but at least he won in La Punt.