Originally Posted by Dear Wiggo
Luckily the targeted audience of new viewers (UK) wouldn't have a clue with road racing in the UK itself pretty much dead and no real UK riders worth a pinch of cortisone to write home about for some time now.
A few of us were chatting about this last night. Three of us have been watching cycling for 20+ years. I started in the late 80s and one bloke the 70s.
We were saying it was the dullest tour in years and how the Vuelta smashed it to bits. Four lads who have just got into cycling in the last 12 months were saying how great it was, all were poo pooing my thoughts on Wiggins, Froome etc for their rise to the front (mostly Froome).
I suppose they dont have any real reference to go from. They havent seen the likes of Festina etc and only have the last year or so to go from.
What is frustrating is their lack of open mindedness regarding the pefromances of Sky. They just dont want to think about it, nor do any research. Its so frustrating. They all think Froome has been a podium contendor for years, how he was an awesome TTr in the waiting. How Rogers is a power house and that 7% gain at his age is nothing. Its so frustrating trying to get into them that an Elite Rider gaining 7% in power etc is usually unheard of in "marginal gains" due to it being a large difference when you are at the top.