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UAE Tour 2024, February 19-25

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How Ineos believes in GC Foss is one of cyclings great mysteries at this point.

The guy couldn't be more obviously an alround domestique but not more. He isn't even suited to be a stage hunter in the mountains.
I'm not a huge believer in Foss the climber either, but riding for him in this race isn't the same as making him GC leader for grand tours or anything.

Considering he was high up in GC after the time trial, it clearly makes sense to try to protect that GC placing as well as possible, even if they don't believe he is the next Vingegaard. Especially with the rather weak field and suitable mountain stage (on paper) for a guy who hung on to achieve a top 10 in the Giro. It's not like they have much better options here that were sacrificed for him.
 
How Ineos believes in GC Foss is one of cyclings great mysteries at this point.

The guy couldn't be more obviously an alround domestique but not more. He isn't even suited to be a stage hunter in the mountains.
Talk about an overreaction and ignoring context.

It is just this race... who else on the team, that they have sent, has the best chance to do something here for GC? Taking the ITT and overall route into account as well.
 
It was Oliveira and Molano?
your're right, it was Oliveira who blocked him indeed, not Vine (#2 not #7 - and also not the leader's jersey. My mistake)

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McNulty then missed out on the bonus second
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Random guy not happy:
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