IndianCyclist wrote: Red Rick wrote:
So Sky only won because one rider was smart enough to not ride according to their plan that would've won them nothing. Naturally
Agree as if Viviani was going to out sprint Kristoff and Gaviria and the others when he has come second best to them on a number of occasions. Had it been Swift, it would be another thing if the race was super hard. But what happened to him in this race?
Not really the way Red Rick puts it. Sky went in with 2 leaders: Kwiato as well as Viviani. Luke Rowe from http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/milan-san-remo-viviani-and-kwiatkowski-lead-team-sky-as-rowe-waits-for-belgium/
"Viviani can hopefully hang in there and produce a sprint. Then we have Kwiatkowski, who is a bit of a joker card, and we saw last year how strong he was. Hopefully he can spice the race up," Rowe told Cyclingnews.
"From then on, it's me and Stannard as Thomas and Kwiatkowski have chosen not to race any other classics. It'll be me and Ian with joint leadership for the remaining four Classics."
I think its natural to hedge their bets on 2 riders than just Viviani.
Props to Sagan for going though.
Sky going really well with wins in Strade, Paris Nice and MSR. G Thomas would've podiumed or would have been fighting for the top spot had it not been for that disastrous TTT.
Onto Catalunya now. I think Froome to have a much better form than this forum expects though.
SeriousSam wrote: Peña Cabarga is like Froome's Mount Doom, the place where his great power was forged into fearsome weapon. He was never going to lose here