Pantani did it in 1998 and Indurain has won the double to, so clearly it's possible somehow.mightymac12 said:This is a good question.. I would like to see the answer without all of the "clinic" and troll related talk. Physically is a double peak so close together possible?
Andy lost 8 minutes in the TdS last year on what I believe was an easier route. He did better in the TT though loosing roughly the same amount of time on a longer flatter course.Andrichuk said:Look at Frank and Andy. Lets say they are both equally as good of rider as the other. Frank in his current form will look great at the start of the tour, providing he is even able to hang on to such good form till then (he did go very hard at TdS). If he holds it, he may have some good results when the mountain stages first start to come but he will surely fade out in the 3rd week.
Andy on the other hand has a few weeks to keep building up his form. He certainly has enough room to improve immensely and will be able to keep top form all the way though the Tour.
The only thing I find strange is that Andy said he is stronger now than he was at the same point last year. I can't remember how he was riding at this time last year but he was terrible at Cali and still not able to follow the favorites during TdS. I'm no expert at training but compared to all the other favorites current form he may be cutting it a little close.