Dr. Juice wrote:Let's wait 1 year. With Tinkoff breakfast ...he should be able to regain the level he had in the Vuelta 2013. It's not even 2 years that he was climbing with Nibali, Valverde and Rodriguez.
Yes, he could have been in the top 5 or even on the podium in that Vuelta.
I was really sad when he had to abandon the race, he was ready to go beserk on the Angliru , he looked like he was just waiting for tougher terrain to make the difference.
IMO he would have been in the top 5, i don't know if he would have been strong enough to take Valverdes podium spot but it would have been awesome:)