seaby71 wrote:I have watched goss closely for a few years now. It is clear to me that he isn't the best in trusting his team when they are leading him out. He keeps pulling out of the slip stream to look ahead and then pulls back in, thus waisting energy and not showing any confidence in his lead out. At times he leaves his lead out to follow no one just so he can have a clear run, often to far out and then fades Before the line and thus overtaken. That's where cav is so good , he locks in and fires when his lead out man gives him the signal. Greipel is also good at this. Goss should concentrate on the classics where a lead out train isn't possible for many team most of the time , and he can use his pure speed man on man where he would be much more successful.
Goss has really only had one year (in a brand new team) as the dedicated sprinter, so there is plenty of leeway for him to get that working much better. Why is it with sprinters if you aren't number 1 you should give it away and reestablish yourself as a different type of rider? If we looked at the top 6 GC riders, mountain climbers or one day riders we aren't calling for them to try riding a different way or genre, so why do some call this for sprinters. Wouldn't it be a bit boring if we just left the big sprints to Cav and Greipel? I love watching the big gun sprinters go at it, Goss, Kittel, Sagan (if he keeps sprinting), Bos, Renshaw et al are needed to make the sprints interesting IMO.
I also think that this Goss pre-season is a lot more like his pre OGE preparation and we might see a quicker and hungrier version this year. Watch out for Impey, he was super impressive last year and hopefully he comes back strong from his crash last year.