'Defensive' riding often can crush all flesh as well. It is an enormous strength.
Indeed it can. However, as in American baseball it is like watching a no-hiiter (snoozefest) as opposed to an exciting game
Alberto is a Legend because he embodies the best of the sport in one package: Panache, Excitement, Unpredicability, Raw Talent, Tactical Savvy, a Mind of Steel, Poetic action on the bike, Humbleness and He rides every race to Win.
Plus there is his remarkable palmares
But even when the palmares were slim and he was young he made fans of cycling Sit Up and Cheer because this one looked Special!!!