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Re: 54th Tirreno-Adriatico
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2019, 00:00 »
I think Roglic always takes the telemark on the podium, at least I have seen it a few times before. One thing is to try a daring jump, the other thing is to stick the landing and  finish it off in style.
The irony (and the humour) is Roglic is famous for his BIG FAIL at that actually. This is one of the most horrible falls in that sport...

Of all modern ski flying hills, few none had the height of the jumper's trajectory above ground that Planica had. It's like he's falling down from 20 meters + , to 1) survive that 2) become an elite athlete in a very different sport - it is definetly not normal.
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    Re: 54th Tirreno-Adriatico
    « Reply #32 on: March 22, 2019, 07:06 »
    The irony (and the humour) is Roglic is famous for his BIG FAIL at that actually. This is one of the most horrible falls in that sport...
    Woah, that's an ugly crash. It's understandable that after something like that, he'll go into cycling thinking "it can't get worse, at least here I'm in contact with the ground at all times"!
    Any idea how/why the crash happened? Lost his balance? Sudden gust of wind?
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    Re: 54th Tirreno-Adriatico
    « Reply #33 on: March 22, 2019, 07:57 »
    Yeah, wind affected, but overall he was not up for it yet. The stories about him are a bit exaggerated, he was not as good a jumper as reading cycling media makes you believe. At an age of 17, the Slowenians should not have brought him to Planica.

    Some rules have been changed since then though, you are not allowed to line up such unexperienced athletes anymore, and many nations have started a 18+ approach for ski flying competition.

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