movingtarget wrote:C'mon there will always be excuses ! It's just that some people can't accept that their favourite riders can be beaten and instead of accepting it there will be some conspiracy theory or whatever. Or plaster on the knee etc... I hope there is no bad luck and the top GC riders fight it out but for some of them the best laid plans will be upset. It's the nature of the sport. The sooner people accept that the better. Just being able to recover and ride through any injury or illness for three weeks is hard enough let alone winning the race. The less talented riders are just happy to get to Paris.
You don't agree he is in bad shape this year? Because you don't think there should be excuses? You think we should only look at the results and not at the circumstances?
If so, lol, Alberto will lose over 12 minutes to Froome because he lost over 4 in Dauphiné. We shouldn't look at the circumstances and try to make excuses. Lol.
If Froome beats Alberto this year and it is clear Alberto isn't near his best, I won't hail Froome as the best GC rider of this generation. Period. Call that excuses, I call it common sense.