- Jun 16, 2009
Imagine if Lotto didn't have McEwen or Evans. They would be a team like Skil Shimano is at the tour.I don't think Cadel got dropped on the stage 16 due to bad legs. I think it was a combination of team politics and having such a bad tour. Stage 17 Evans was dropped on the climb but i think he was saving his legs for the tt. A guy like him on a bad day doesn't get dropped on the first climb. He was half joking about being in the grupetto. He can't wait to get out of Shytehole Lotto. A fresh start for him would be great.lone_cowboy said:Bit poor on silence behalf. Cadel basically carried that team for a few years with Mcewen. Brought them world wide notoriety and as soon as a half decent belgian comes along they give up on him. He never had a chance with the little support they gave him in years gone by and straight away van den broeck gets everything necessary. My big hope is that he leaves for a team were he is gets the credit he deserves. I would love an aussie team put in i wouldnt think that will happen for a few years yet though.
Wouldnt it be awesome to see Cadel go into the team JB and LA create. I know he wouldnt be out and out leader of that team (obviously LA would be) but working in the team environment he would definately have a chance at podium again. And be on a winning team.
I think either he will go to Garmin, Cervelo, Katusha or AG2R. All teams have strong climbers on their team and most likely the ttt won't be in next year