Originally Posted by Cimber
On a serious note, the team arouns Contador has been too weak at Saxo. He doesnt need strong helpers to pull him to the finish line like Wiggins had. He doesnt need his team to pull at a ceratin mediocre watt level all the way, he needs a strong team to keep him safe and well ).
Keeping safe works for flat mostly. I don't understand what means to keep safe on the climbs. Anyone needs helpers like Wiggins. More precisely no one would turn down them.
Sky didn't pull Wiggins at 'certain mediocre watt level'. Stop wishful thinking and positioning Wiggins like anti climber. It is getting sort of self-deception. He would have won the Tour even without such a strong team simply at the expense of TT.
and then pull imba hard on the last climb(s) so that the other contenders lose all or nearly all of their helpers before he launches his own attack dropping all but Andy (who he will then crush on the TTs
It is said as though all the teams will lull the race so that the main pack would lose the riders as slowly as possible. All main team will destroy the field preparing an attack for captains. Which [Sky, Saxo or RSNT] one will be stronger is unknown. My version is Sky.
Could anyone call me a stage when team could help Contador? Personally I can't remember what could happen better for him say in 2011 if he had a proper team.