Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki
becaus eunless I'm mistaken, which I think not he's never actaully even finished a classic race, expect lombardia 25th last year
In 2009, his first year in movistar and only 22 years old he raced all five monuments and finished them all except liege where he was already in no form at all because of the extremely heavy schedule he had for the first part of the season.
his best result was in the GDL where he finished, 26th 1:15 down on gilbert.
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:01:15
26 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne
last year his first 3 races of the season where the ardennes and he finished all 3 outside the time limit because of obvious lack of form. I think even you agree that there was no way he could be in decent shape at that time, don't you?
anyway your argument that he never finished a classic could be more wrong.