Also, how the domestique trend threatens future major race results from an extremely talented young core
Excellent analysis. Here was my take a few days ago--hardly as detailed as Spencer's number crunching. https://ridingwithkaplan.substack.com/p/2023-more-faster-better
Really interesting analysis, as always. Sitting hear thinking about how competitive a consolidated U.S. team could look in a 1-week race with mountains on the backend. Something like: McNulty (GC), Kuss and Simmons (mountain domestiques), Powless-Sheffield-Jorgenson (to hunt stages), and rounded out with either Craddock or Dombrowski. I think they could do some damage. Also feels like there is someone in this mix who could look to make trouble in the 2028 Olympics if things fall right.
Also, I liked the little I saw from Vermaerk last year, was a shame he got hurt. Excited to see more of him this year.