Ummm, this has already been stated, but he did not have a TBI and have to truly relearn walking and cycling. No doubt he had to approach walking and cycling in a graded rehabilitation process, but not relearn.Israel Startup Nation did a deal to sign Chris for €15 million, his Palmares are unchallengeable, he had a terrible accident that brought him close to death, and resulted in him having to learn how to walk again, he then had to learn how to ride a bike again!
Yet he still finishes ahead of other riders in UCI world tour riders sure he is not in the top ten but I wonder how many of those on here being so critical of the man could achieve that?
Chris knows how SKY trained and won,what systems they had in place to support their incredible success and from what I read he seems to lift those around him.
So given that professional cycling is a business, can anyone give a good reason as to WHY, the Israel Startup Nation team would not attempt to recoup some of the investment they have in Chris by NOT taking him to the Tour?
I am not a huge fan of the manner in which he won but I cannot deny his victories INCLUDING his fight back against near-death give the man a break it is too easy sitting on the couch typing smug nonsense and YES I am sure there will be some that say this piece falls into that category.
As to the bolded, he sure does not seem to have shared any Sky-wisdom to the retirement team or objectively made a difference.
Finally, if IPT want to take him to the Tour, it's Adams' money and he can with it what he wants. But if they get relegated, then ridicule is certainly earned