Originally Posted by Parrulo
if the rumours that he has been training like a mad man over the last 2 years are true i can see him returning to his former self by the ardennes (if he races a heavy early season schedule to get some racing k in his legs) and really shale things up
him and costa will show gilbert and the schlecks how a real 1-2 tactic is done
In some racing mags (shows you where I'm at) in the past they said he did not used to train so hard... you know, go out for rides with the bro's instead of training rides. So, yeah, if that was true and he did what he did a couple years ago, and is now training like mad man... look out. That would be the Valverde I'd want to see.