El Pistolero said:
Valverde ruining my enjoyment for the Giro and Froome for the Vuelta. The Armstrong era is looking very good right about now. At least he only ruined one race.
And why the **** are they giving Landa so many chances? Why not Poels? Being a Sky domestique must really pay well because that's all you're getting from that team if your name is not Froome.
How did Valverde ruin your enjoyment for the Giro?
By showing up. I hate cyclists who act like nice guys when they're not. He's insincere and you'd be hard pressed to get an honest answer out of him.
I much prefer someone like Nibali then who says some stupid **** from time to time, but at least you can see he's being honest. Valverde is just boring on and off the bike. You can't get any drama out of him, he'll just tell you what you want to hear like a true politician. Contador is like this as well, but at least he's entertaining on the bike, which is the most important thing.
I still remember Nibali being frustrated when Contador was toying with him on the Monte Zoncolan, saying it was disrespectful. Was that a stupid thing to say? Yeah, but at least he didn't hold back his frustration or bruised ego. He caused some commotion and we need more of that in cycling (not the kind caused by crashes or doping though). Or when he just flat out stated that Aru was an angry little man that should listen to him. The start of a rivalry! The rivalries between Bartali-Coppi and Moser-Saronni are legendary. Or what about Eddy Merckx and Freddy Maertens. We don't have that in today's cycling anymore.
Hopefully Aru and Nibali get into some heated battles in the future, both on and off the bike.