- Jun 19, 2009
Thoughtforfood said:Personally, I don't have a problem with Cav. He says he will win, and then goes and does it. He is cocky, but he backs it up...unilke Wigans.
His also well aware that having a dedicated leadout is a big part of his success. He alsways praises his team - and says that had he lost he would have let his team down.
When he says get him to the front at 200m to go and he will do the rest....he does.
Wattie said:Sorry to disagree but the loudmouth is Greipel, telling everyone how he is as good as Cavendish. Cavendish wins a lot, but he wins big races: Milan San Remo at his first attempt for example, or shed loads of Grand Tour stages. Greipel has been shouting his mouth off, but sorry to say, thrashing the opposition at the Tour Down Under or Tour of Turkey isn't the same as winning in really big races. The German is looking a little silly right now with his lead out man beating him in the Giro. If you believe Greipel he should be winning Giro stages, not missing a split that the likes of Farrar don't. He was also well beaten by Farrar in one sprint and Weylandt in another, finishing in 4th and 6th places, I doubt if Cavendish would have lost to those two. Of course Greipel will no doubt claim that he isn't being given the backing that Cavendish gets, but lets be honest, if you were in charge of Columbia HTC who would you put your backing behind?
Cavendish maybe be somewhat graceless, but he does at least deliver on his boasts.
I have never heard Griepel say he was as good as Cav - he did say he deserved to be at Milan-San Remo and he was right, as Cav was not on form.
As much as a like Cav, Griepel is sick at the Giro - and is winning the same number of races that Cav did when he was sick some months ago.