El Pistolero wrote:Kittel is one of the most boring riders in the peloton in my opinion. Wasn't even that good of a sprinter this year. He's definitely not real WT material yet if you ask me...
I think you're wrong. Of course Kittel wasn't very good in the Tour, which is bad luck and makes his season look not that good, and looking solely at results, no, his 2012 wasn't that
good, but still very decent.
a very good sprinter this year though. Just take a look at his results against Greipel and Cavendish.
Tour of Oman stage 1: Kittel 4 - Greipel 1
Tour of Oman stage 3: Kittel 1 - Greipel 2
Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde stage 2: Kittel 1 - Greipel 5
Scheldeprijs: Kittel 1 - Greipel 12
Ster ZLM Tour stage 1: Kittel 1 - Greipel 6
Ster ZLM Tour stage 2: Kittel 6 - Greipel 1
(Vattenfall Cyclassics: Kittel 112 - Greipel 2)
Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen: Kittel 17 - Greipel 4
GP Impanis - Van Petegem: Kittel 7 - Greipel 1
(Circuit Franco-Belge stage 2: Kittel 1 - Greipel 19)
Münsterland-Giro: Kittel 1 - Greipel 10
Tour of Oman stage 3: Kittel 1 - Cavendish 8
Tour of Oman stage 6: Kittel 1 - Cavendish 14
Ster ZLM Tour stage 1: Kittel 1 - Cavendish 3
Ster ZLM Tour stage 2: Kittel 6 - Cavendish 2
Ster ZLM Tour stage 4: Kittel 1 - Cavendish 16
If he isn't good enough for WT, which sprinters, besides Greipel and Cavendish, are then? I guess Sagan, but who else?