LOL, I said top sprinters, only one of them is a top sprinter and he goes missing most the time when he doesn't have a lead out. Of course he'll win one every now and them, but 99/100 he gets beat by Cav, Greipel, Kittel and maybe Degenkolb. Hardly a bad thing, but he ain't a top flat stage sprinter.franic said:This is ridiculous. Do you remember stage 15 last year? He beat Haussler, Sagan, Greipel, Renshaw, Coquard in a deadly flat arrive.King Boonen said:When no-one else is on form and he is he can win ok in flat bunch sprints, but at the Tour, nope. Only with luck. Hardly a bad thing though.jaylew said:This. AK in good form has no problems in traditional sprints against the top guys. After all, we're talking about a guy with 18 wins this year and a couple in the Tour last year.TMP402 said:Well he was consistently ahead of people he's now behind, earlier in the year.jmdirt said:AK is a classics sprinter (sorta like TB), not a platoon sprinter (like AG). But, by all means, carry on about how much he sucks.
Yes they overlap, but they are different 'styles' of sprinters.
Nice sprint Cav!
In Qatar he beat Sagan several times. In De Panne he beat Greipel. Now he's obviously in much worse shape than either of them, and Cavendish and Degenkolb. I don't think you can only say he's a different type of rider, he clearly put more into his spring than his rivals did.