Popchu wrote:Together with 50 other riders (Zubeldia, his brother, Arroyo, Chaves, Serpa, Hesjedal, Riblon, ... to name some riders). In my opinion, it is not that bad at all for the moment. At least he doesn't abandon in every race (while +15 riders DNF today) and he looks motivated. Of course he won't win Liège or the Tour this year, but a top ten in the Tour de France should be a possiblity.
For someone like andy, we expects more. He was the best elite climber in the world with Contador. Valverde didn't ride for 2 years due to his ban, now he is back in the top with 7 winnings already. Contador didn't ride for 6 months, got his a-ss kicked by young climbers last a year, but managed to get Vuelta win, and now top 1 and 2 and stage win in his first season. Hey even Wout Poehls got injured in accident few months back, back to win a stage and even matched up Contador and valverde today.
Yes andy was injured. But that was like 2011?? now it's 2014, don't you think a caliber talented rider like Andy should have already showed up by now? Dunno, to me just shows andy's mentality and focus is not as strong as his talent. (I hope I'm wrong). Or maybe he should get back to Bjarne team and be a super domestique deluxe for alberto.
Ow wait. Bjarne probably relief that he doesn't have to deal with andy anymore.
That kid Jungels? for godshake he is only 21 years, and has already out-climbed andy, and he descends like demon. Can andy draw an inspiration from him? Or maybe seeing that blows up his confidence all together