Originally Posted by Richeypen
So much hate for Pozzato last year for wheel sucking. Wonder if Gerrans will get the same sort of hate. That ending has really ****ed me off, new rider for my dislike list now.
I always thought Gerrans was ridiculously overrated, because he'd been smart and interesting back in '08-'09, but for the last couple of years seemed happy to come 7th in the uphill sprint.
I didn't like the way he rode into the finish, but this wasn't a Thor Hushovd at Paris-Roubaix shadow job. Gerrans took a turn (one, which is more than Nibali did). He followed the right move, and actually dared to do something interesting, which combined with his being a stronger rider than he was 4 years ago, gave him an unexpected chance at winning a Monument most unsuited to him.
Is it usually the most boring monument? Sure. Is it a bit lame to win by sucking wheels? Sure.
But Gerrans will say, so what? He's actually justified the hype for the first time in his career.