Not sure i'm following. It was you who argued he failed in Lombardia and the OG's (dropped like a brick, remember?), but when i said Itzulia was more of a reference since 1/ more recent 2/ a stage race, you argued the climbs in Itzulia where too short... yet those in Lombardia were even shorter and the Mikuni wasn't much longer than those in Itzulia either. So what's your point here? And now you're arguing the climbs in the Giro were too short or not hard enough, but those in Lombardia were (or why did you bring it up), yet i'm the one who's cherrypicking? Amusing.Even if I had included the Giro, I would have disregarded every stage prior to Zoncolan on account of the climbs being far easier than tomorrow's. It really isn't very relevant, you're harping on about what happened a year ago a lot for someone who posted this:
The climbs prior to Zoncolan might have been easier than that of tomorrow, but the competition most certainly wasn't. It takes a special kind of person to be more impressed with Johannessen in a significantly easier race such as Catalunya, than with Evenepoel in Itzulia. And yet all your beliefs about Johannessen are based on one good day with the pros, where the toughest climb was 13k 6% average and the competition was certainly no better. Evenepoel was only 7th best climber in Itzulia? Care to tell me how good Johannessen was in Catalunya then? Who won that again? Who were the guys in GC between spot 5 and 10 where Johannessen ended up? I find that very peculiar. But again, not saying Johannessen can't turn into this monster climber, maybe he already is, but your arguments and examples to go by, are rather weak imho. Winning Avenir in your senior year by 7 seconds and finishing Catalunya between O'Connor and Traeen so far doesn't warrant the level you seem to project onto him.