Completely speculative.elfed68 said:Whilst I think that Cancellara is an unbelievable rider and one of the all time greats, a fully focused Wiggins who would have only specialised in Fabian's disciplines would have probably been equal if not better, probably not MSR though, lol.
Well surely it's the armchair. How do else do you sit at the dining table?Armchair cyclist said:They were only really rivals in time trials, in which Cancellara has a 16-13 advantage, In terms of wider career, it is like asking whether my armchair is better than my dining table.
Considering your username, I think you might be biasedArmchair cyclist said:They were only really rivals in time trials, in which Cancellara has a 16-13 advantage, In terms of wider career, it is like asking whether my armchair is better than my dining table.
I think his tour counts as much as any other tour, but it makes his transformation into a gc rider less impressive. It would be incredible if a TT specialist transforms and wins a tdf edition like last year. But because the tour had so many TT kilometers his performance wasn't really that surprising.samhocking said:This is why I don't go with the whole 2012 tour designed for Wiggins thing and why his win therefore carries little weight in his palamares. When you have Froome second and Nibali in third in Paris, it's clearly not the case. If the course suited Wiggins pursuit/tt strength, it must have suited other TT specialists too and it didn't. None performed any better or worse than in what would be considered a more mountainous GT in final GC.
Ironically it was Wiggins who pulled the yellow jersey off Cancellara's back on a medium mountain stage 7 where Cancellera lost contact with Wiggins group loosing 1:50 over the last 7km to Wiggins.