Pentacycle wrote:Then what has OPQS done in the Tour exactly? Leipheimer had his mind elsewhere and the whole team goes clueless. Also Devenyns' results in breakaways weren't even as good as Veelers' in the sprints. Gretsch and Chavanel did pretty similar TT's as well. I think Argos and OPQS will have pretty similar Tour teams, together with Lotto they'll have to do the sprinting. If one of their sprinters is ill, it's mostly game over for them.
Are you really comparing Argos to OPQS? OPQS had a very successful season up to the Tour because their team had depth. Argos only has 2 riders that can win races.
Tony Martin: time trials and stage races.
Mark Cavendish: sprints.
Tom Boonen: cobbled classics.
Sylvain Chavanel: cobbled classics and stage hunter in GT(s).
And many more riders from OPQS who are capable of winning a couple of races each season.
Yeah, really comparable there.
But why are you bringing OPQS up anyway? We're talking about Argos.