ahk, well that is good news I guess.
indurain666 wrote:Typical anglo-saxon supremacy ignorant trash talk. Go get any first division south american football team against any middle of the pack european first division and see how it goes. Top teams such as Man U, Barcelona, are a different story as they hire guys from all over the world. Even then, sometimes a guy like Internacional wins against champions league winner in Fifa Club World Cup.
Same goes for cycling, a guy like Milton Wynants made his whole pro career in south american pro circuit and goes to win olympic medal without ever racing in europe.
Vuelta a colombia is just as hard as many european stage races. A guy like Contador could go down there and easily win it but not a guy like Phinney for instance.
South American's often struggle in Europe as they have a hard time adapting to traveling, language, weather, being away from home, etc.
yeah.. did i ever say it was a bad race, maybe you should learn to read before making ridiculous statements. I assume your capable of understanding this yea?
My point was there is probably more structure in european racing, and I know they rider a harder tempo on the flats which can tire riders who are not used to this.
All I said it is different racing in europe, not necessary better. The transition is obviously a difficult one, because the tempo and races are ridden differently. But yeah I must be the ignorant for stating such a ridiculous claim that riders need to adapt, and not some chump who can't understood logic.