Kārlis Ozols

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Creator of @CyclingGraphs Twitter profile and Watt Police cycling podcast. Email: ozo.karlis@gmail.com
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Roglič Rewrites History with Huge Giro d’Italia Comeback

Despite a dropped chain on the final climb, Primož Roglič won both the stage 20 time trial on Monte Lussari and the Giro d'Italia 2023 in dramatic fashion. The Slovenian lost around 15 seconds due to the incident but Geraint Thomas did not have enough watts and cracked in the final part on a climb that seemed to never end for the Welshman.
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Roglič Destroys Tre Cime di Laverado Record before Final ITT

The Queen stage of the Giro d'Italia 2023 featured a very difficult parcours, but the GC teams all picked a conservative strategy to wait for the final climb, with no one daring to try a mountain raid or pacing hard on the early high mountain passes. Fortunately for the interest in tomorrow's time trial, Geraint Thomas, Primož Roglič and Joao Almeida remain within a minute of each other with GC still to play for.
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Geraint Thomas Career Performance On Monte Bondone | Giro d’Italia Stage 16 2023

The Giro d'Italia finally delivered some action in the GC group on Stage 16 with a powerful initial attack from Joao Almeida and counter from Geraint Thomas putting huge pressure on Primož Roglič. Almeida took the stage on the same time as Thomas who did perhaps his best climbing performance whilst the Slovenian was rescued by Sepp Kuss to lose 'only' 25 seconds.
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Vollering Does an All-Time Great Performance On Covadonga

La Vuelta Femenina did not disappoint this weekend, with crosswind controversy on Stage 6 leading to Annemiek van Vleuten taking a healthy lead over Demi Vollering in the General Classification. Today's final stage presented Demi Vollering with an opportunity to recover that lost time on the steep slopes of Covadonga, but despite a great performance, Van Vleuten was good enough to defend her GC lead and win La Vuelta Femenina by nine seconds.
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Adam Yates Destroys Thyon 2000 Record by over Two Minutes

UAE-Emirates without Tadej Pogačar is still a force to be reckoned with in WorldTour races. Despite their young superstar Juan Ayuso having a tough day in the leader's jersey, Adam Yates was on fire on one of the longest climbs featured in the UCI calendar. The Briton has had an unlucky start to the year with his new team but danced away from a select GC group on the steep section of Thyon 2000 to take both the stage and the leader's jersey.
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Watts Explosion In Tour of the Alps

High ᵉW/Kg performances are the norm in 2023 and Tour of the Alps is not an exception despite not being a WorldTour race. Lennard Kämna won the longest mountain top finish of the week, pushing by far the best watts in his career. It was a career day for other climbers too, many of whom are at this race preparing for the Giro d'Italia.