So it's only a January training race, so not worth getting excited by Thomas's stage win yesterday. But was reading this:
Suggesting that he could be a contender at LBL.
As a fairly new, UK based, cycling fan, I don't have enough understanding of the classics to get a strong grasp on whether this is a sensible view, or just non-sensical hype.
So I thought I'd throw this open to people who know more than me - basically two questions. What's anyone's opinion of:
- How far can Thomas go as a contender results wise? (say elite contender 5-10 wins+ a year, solid contributor 2-4 wins a year, occasional stage hunter/super dom, or just a solid pro)
- What should he specialise in - classics (hills, cobbles, both?), short stage races/prologues, grand tours?
Personally I don't have a strong opinion either way. I think he's already at the stage-hunter/super dom level, but just don't have any idea if he will progress. Just interested in others views.