Originally Posted by airstream
The Tour makes very high TT requirements traditionally. Either one is a genial climber or a brilliant all-rounde who can limit his mountain losses in TT. Nibali doesn't look like any of these guys so far.
That's true, nibali is neither but that doesn't mean van garderen is better.
He couldn't even follow the sky train, his climbing abilities are still a question. It depends on how good he'll become at it the next years.