You've got riders of which you don't know how good they are because they never show anything, and you've got Gesink, who's always riding likes he's gonna die in a couple of minutes.
I don't think he's a favourite, he wins one race and gets hyped immediately. He could be one of the riders making a couple of attacks though
If they ever tell their story, let them say they raced among heroes. Men rise and fall like winter wheat, but some names will never die. Let them say they raced in the time of Alberto Contador
The only reason Froom is a better climber is because Nibali and Contador atm actually have the brain to think for themselves and the cojones to make daring attacks, so they have to carry all that weight around