Originally Posted by the asian
That's the reason
I think Ronde/MSR will be his best bet at success in the spring classics and Shack have a reputation as team who don't care too much about the classics. They were forced to do so because Cancellara came with the merger.
FDJ is building a good team for the classics, He can be a good double punch with Bouhanni.
Gallopin will succeed in some of the semi-classics if he goes on an attack because I think he isn't a very marked rider. And yes he might do well with bouhanni in FDJ but that team has too many of his type of riders.
If radioshack didn't care much about the classics then why did they bring in hondo and devolder? they could have signed some climbers for the grand tours. Kiserlovski isn't enough.
Their classics team is looking much better than their grand tour/stage race teams.