Vuelta 2023 Pre-race chat

No_Ta_Doctor
No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,560
Vingegaard has just announced he's riding as joint captain with Roglic.

I would love to be a fly on the wall when somebody tells Geraint Thomas....

There were rumours Pog might ride it as a consolation, Remco is going, this could be an epic matchup
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  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 475
    I’d love to see Roglic’s reaction to this news!

  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,226
    Pog has said he's not riding I think
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,885
    GTCC podcast episode tonight might reveal how G feels about that.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,208

    Vingegaard has just announced he's riding as joint captain with Roglic.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall when somebody tells Geraint Thomas....

    There were rumours Pog might ride it as a consolation, Remco is going, this could be an epic matchup

    I think Thomas is old enough and wise enough to know that a) not everyone will be in Tour winning form at the Vuelta and b) a lot of GC riders start with ambition, but a subset actually achieve pre-race goals.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    I am surprised that JV still feels fresh enough to tackle the Vuelta, given he’s already raced a pretty full schedule.
    It’s quite clear that Jumbo want the GT clean sweep.

    I don’t think it will bother Geraint one bit as he’s never given the Vuelta his full attention.
    I doubt that Roglic will be very pleased.
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,800
    They should all ride for Kuss.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    People talk about legacies in sport, and Froome's is probably showing that doing the Vuelta after a successful Tour is possible. Only Roglic has actually followed this, but now Vingegaard is. Jumbo copying Sky again.
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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,491
    Vingergaard is the first to do it out of choice though. Roglic generally does it to salvage his season after failing at the tour.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    gsk82 said:

    Vingergaard is the first to do it out of choice though. Roglic generally does it to salvage his season after failing at the tour.

    I would argue that coming second in 2020 was a disappointment rather than a failure. He'd ridden a strong race from start to finish.
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