Originally Posted by Garry Allen
Watching the highlights last night, Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck were shown riding the same corner. Evans went into the corner hard, barely clearing the wall. Schleck was much slower through the same corner. At least some of his time losses were due to his poor bike handling. He needs to spend his off season racing cyclocross and riding single track. And he should race (not ride) any ASO races with important preview stages.
Yep. Mtn bike and ski. And get lasik if necessary. Thor gave some props to his skiing background as a source of his DH prowess. Represent. Cadel was fairly average skills-wise for a mtn biker as I recall, but as you can see it translates to exceptional on the tarmack.
Three former pro XC mtn bikers in the top 10 this year. Tommy D. Peraud. and EVANS. F yeah!
Getting my vision fixed to near perfection was a huge boost for my DHing. I really can't emphasize that enough.