yespatterns said:Screw this. Everyone who is a legit professional in any field probably gets the same type of call at some point: "It's time to sack up and do your job and be awesome at it in a time of need, despite lack of sleep, rest or your expectation of something different". That's a given fact if you are good at what you you do and earn a living at it. For most of us that means sleeping at the office sometimes to meet a deadline, or a two hour notice on a flight to a different continent, etc. when we'd rather be chilling at home with the lady and family/friends. He needs to thank his lucky stars he gets to ride a bike for a living, do what what he can for his team that pays him a solid amount, and shut the **** up in public about how put out he is. His poor attitude isn't doing him any favors team-wise or fan-wise. Keep your business out of the streets as they say.
Edit: My main point is that he is in process of missing a great opportunity to do well at the tour. No one will fault him for not being recovered. Instead of doing his job and potentially being successful, he seems to be going the primadonna route. i understand his concerns but this could be a defining moment in his career that could pay heavy dividends, without the whining.
I would like to know what he told Bjarne when he called..
Also Riis is no fool, he would not bring Majka if he had nothing to contribute with, neither would he bring him if is health is at risk IMO..
This is a case of force majeure, nothing else..
Majka's place in the line-up is a result of special circumstances, not of someone trying to insult him or cause him damage..
He is young and has plenty of time to do his thing, no need to worry because his personal schedule gets interferred with this year..
Also I think this is good for his mental developement.
He needs to be able to tackle unforseen events and act proactively if he is to become a real star in the peleton for years to come.
If this is his reaction every time something not goes according to plan, he has a lot to learn.. I just hope he got it out of his system now and start concentrate on the task ahead, which is not a small one..