The Hitch wrote:
WTF are you talking about
I didnt say Cancellara would help Gilbert in LBL. I said the other way around. You seem so eager to repost your "Cancellara cant climb" piece for the hundredth time and "Gilbert is faster in a sprint" that you didnt even read the previous comments.
Espeically the bit johnny posted about how it would help them win the GRAND SLAM.
Why would Gilbert want Canc's help at Gdl when hes won it twice already:confused: That brings him no closer to the Grand slam.
And why would Cancellara work with Gilbert at MSR - a race hes already won, and then try to beat him in a sprint. It too brings him no closer to a gran slam, and as he has shown, if he wants to win MSR he doesnt need Gilbert to do it.
Maybe you should read things over and give us a new post
Just because you already won a Monument doesn't mean you don't want to win it again. I was talking about a hypothetical situation. Cancellara cannot help Gilbert at LBL or the other way around(which would be totally stupid). Working together with Cancellara at MSR would greatly augment his changes of victory. And I don't know if you watched MSR in 2008 but Gilbert played a role in Cancellara's victory... It was Gilbert who broke the peloton at the Poggio, not Cancellara.... If Gilbert didn't place his attack on the Poggio it would probably have been a sprinters game once again, unless someone else would have attacked on the Poggio in his place.
The only 2 Monuments where Gilbert and Cancellara would be of any use to each other are GdL and MSR.
Gilbert has shown he can break the peloton at the Poggio, Cancellara has shown he can stay ahead of eveyone else in the part after the Poggio. Hence why they would both be of great use to each other in a race like that. LBL is hill after hill. No way Cancellara can keep up attack after attack there and then do a final attack once more to win the whole thing. He can't even follow Gilbert up the Poggio. And you expect him to drop Gilbert on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas then? The Poggio is a joke compared to the hills of LBL.
The only way Cancellara can come back after he got dropped on a hill is on a descend or on a flat part. Just like at Beijing or at MSR(2008). LBL is hill after hill after hill after hill after hill.
Just like Cancellara is simply better on the cobbles and on the flat, Gilbert will always be better on the hills and the climbs. And I can give you 10 other names to replace Gilbert on the hills and the climbs. While I can only give you a few names to replace the name Cancellara at the cobbles. In fact, at the RVV, I can only give you one other name. And it's useless to talk about P-R because Gilbert never entered it or performed well in it. And neither the RVV, the Omloop or Gent-Wevelgem are an indication that he can do well at P-R.