Jelantik wrote:Good post xrayvision. I think saxo has a camaraderie within their squad now. They fight together as a team. They believe in their leader and collective strength as a whole. I've never seen alberto in a team full with big name united for one cause. I hope they get the win they after, either tdf win, podium, team gc etc. Next year, this team should be stronger.
On hindsight, maybe this is not AC year. But he can certainly take the lesson to improve next year. Rogers said that every team are playing catch up with sky's method, including saxo. They are all by a mile behind. But Saxo is slowly catching up. So next year will be a tell if they finally catch up with sky. Not winning is probably a good motivation of alberto to do better next year. I don't believe Froome will be able to hit this kind of performance again next year. He'll be strong but not this strong. Everyone is playing catch up now.
Yes you right, and they must have a good insight to how SKY is working with Jongh and Rogers, but implementing it into a working system will take more time and experts, but at least they have something to work with.
I don´t think Froome can copy this performance next year either, Wiggings couldn´t and also other teams now knows they have to make changes, and I also think Kreuziger could be a man for the future, lots of material for Saxo to work forward with.
Riis just been interviewed on TV, no secrets, there will be attacked all the way to Paris.