Originally Posted by Dazed and Confused
Why can't he add value to say Argos or Cannondale as GT "contender"?
Ambitions and pressure. Siutsou earns good money I think about 200-250k in Sky without excessive ambitions and disturbance. For the note, medium salary in Belarus is $300. In short, it is an eternal problem of riders from ex USSR.
I really don't cease to amaze how Menchov could break though that wall. Seemingly he was 5 times as strong as other spanish iBanesto guys at that date.
Say, Kiri is a great guy maybe the most underrated rider in the peloton. If he had had a special behind-the-scenes assistance that spaniards or italians have, he would easily have hit top-5 in any GT. But who needs it? No one..