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Tour of Slovenia 2019, June 19-23

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Don't understand why UAE didn't let Pogacar attack in the final. In that case Ulissi could have profitted from Vlasov and Visconti, or Pogacar could have gone for the win and take a podium spot in GC. Now neither UAE rider won, and Pogacar didn't make the podium.

Also Hermans is a dumbass. Two stages in a row, where he is too far back, and has to start the climb with a deficit, bridging gaps. Today he never made it to the front.
 
Vlasov was always a good U23 rider as well, but he was always in the shadows of Bernal, Sivakov, Lambrecht etc... But he was always more or less in the mix, and he was a year older as well. So there was less hype for him.

EDIT: Just looked it up, he won the Baby Giro last year, but he was one of the oldest contestants. And none of the guys i mentioned above, were still riding U23 races, despite being a year younger than Vlasov.
 
It's the second day in a row that the group with Pogacar in it is motorpaced in old days style during the final descent, yesterday in a couple of kms nearly caught Ulissi and Vlasov from more than 30". Today there was even the jury car behind but did noting despite clearly seeing what was going on.
 
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Nirvana said:
It's the second day in a row that the group with Pogacar in it is motorpaced in old days style during the final descent, yesterday in a couple of kms nearly caught Ulissi and Vlasov from more than 30". Today there was even the jury car behind but did noting despite clearly seeing what was going on.
Can't really be expected of Slovenians to play fairer than the others.
 
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sir fly said:
Nirvana said:
It's the second day in a row that the group with Pogacar in it is motorpaced in old days style during the final descent, yesterday in a couple of kms nearly caught Ulissi and Vlasov from more than 30". Today there was even the jury car behind but did noting despite clearly seeing what was going on.
Can't really be expected of Slovenians to play fairer than the others.
They learn well from the Italians :)
Here is tomorrow's profile. I'm thinking most sprinters should get over the last climb? Possibly not, it's 8 km @ 5%.

 
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Nirvana said:
It's the second day in a row that the group with Pogacar in it is motorpaced in old days style during the final descent, yesterday in a couple of kms nearly caught Ulissi and Vlasov from more than 30". Today there was even the jury car behind but did noting despite clearly seeing what was going on.
Yes, it was obvious, but apparently the production firm is Dutch, according to Karsten Kroon on Eurosport.
 
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Nirvana said:
It's the second day in a row that the group with Pogacar in it is motorpaced in old days style during the final descent, yesterday in a couple of kms nearly caught Ulissi and Vlasov from more than 30". Today there was even the jury car behind but did noting despite clearly seeing what was going on.
This.
The British commentators were going ballistic. This error could decide races. I don't like it that is happening too often. Especially with home riders.
 
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sir fly said:
O.K.
That was an interesting effort.
Took my attention away from Switzerland.
Yeah not really sure what the goal was but it shredded the peloton pretty quickly. Not sure Ackermann could've kept with this pace even if he didn't decide to leave. Very impressive by Mezgec to stay in the front.
 
I think it was too much to expect from Mezgec to win the sprint, but he kept the jersey.
Congrats to Ulissi.
Chaves brings some good kilometres from Slovenia.

Cobbles at the same time in Slovenia and Switzerland...
 
Was a smart move from Dimension Data to take their third sprinter to back up the the former pro that theoretically should be their first sprinter, picking up a win in a .HC race is golden for them in the race to stay in the WT.
 

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