Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Seen something interesting in the news or on the intertubes? Discuss it here.

Moderators: Zamfir, Hawknc, Moderators General, Prelates

User avatar
Healthy non-floating pooper reporting for doodie.
Posts: 1113
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:11 pm UTC

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Postby Liri » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:10 pm UTC

Landa could have been third in the TdF if he'd wanted to be hated by the French for all eternity. The stage where he dragged up the whole GC like a machine and left Froome behind was pretty spooky to watch. So yeah, at the end, the real competitors need to be able to haul themselves up. I almost wish every stage was an ITT.

I remember Hincapie. It's hard to judge riders who are in the half-hour to hour back range, since they're allowed to ride free when they aren't needed, but they don't usually, so they could probably do a lot better if they wanted/were allowed.

My favorite from Sky is Geraint. I'm bummed he crashed out of two GTs this year.
There's a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you're self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn't so easy in a car, and you can't cover as much ground walking.

Return to “News & Articles”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ElWanderer and 12 guests