He's a year older and this year he's going to the Tour in july so it would only make sense that he's in beter shape compared to last year at this point.I think this stage race is over. Quintana-esque (2020) performance by Yatesy. Pogacar not bad--probably stronger at this point in the season than he was last year. Valverde not in form. Well, it's very early in the season.
Yeah, it would be interesting to see how Remco's TT gap compared with the climbing gap from stage 7. Only a 15k TT, so if Yates and Quintana climbed like they have so far I don't know if Evenepoel could hold them off.It’s a shame Yates, Quintana and Evenepoel aren’t all riding Paris-Nice.
And I thought 2020 Quintana was something else. Now we have 2020 Adam.View: https://twitter.com/VelonCC/status/1232291277686870016?s=20
Now we can see why no one was able to hang with Yates. 6.9 w/kg for 7 minutes in his attack.
Problem is usually the ITT. Although the Yates bros have had some great TT performances every once in a while. Like Simon Yates winning a more or less flat 25k TT in Paris Nice last year:Pogacar had a couple of peaks last year, including a late-ish one at the Vuelta, so he may have been looking for a slower build up this year.
He's targeting the Tour so I'd wouldn't read much into this result -- although I'm sure he would have gone for the win if he could have.
Yates might be the best mountain stage hunter out there right now; he could win another GT under the right circumstances. Outstanding rider. I'm a fan.
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