I think you assume very liberally. Start with your Hog thing, get a couple of cycling books and mags and websites and read deep into cycling history, Hog has a special place as far as putting riders on the podium. Waht eam would have Horner fit in? Other than the HogShack?Havetts said:ToC is a big cycling event, just not as big as some people like to make out, 4th gt comments stick out.
Yes in the ToC Horner reached a 6,7 w/kg, which is quite disturbing in my eyes eventhough the climb to Sierra Road wasnt as long as a hors categorie Alpe climb is. Assuming Horner didn't fully peak for the ToC he wouldve been devastating in this years Tour de France if he could reach an even higher level than in the ToC.
Also it isnt really working in Horner's favor that he is on the Hog's team either, reasons I assume are known .
The ToC is new,unproven, not worked into the pro cycling infer structure any more than the TDU or the Tour of Qatar. Yes they may grow to be part of a peak but probably not given the time of year they occur and the travel time to reward ratio for teams and sponsors. I am guessing that you are answering me using the super flux capacitor theory about impossible gigawatts that Horner produced while doing a climb.
You are right and wrong again at the same time. Yes Horner could have been more "devastating" amybe by crashing into livestock or a team bus. He has been pretty devastating along w Zabriski, Van deVelde and Levi it's just you thing he is devastating in a good way.
Tommy D was not devastating this year he kept his head in the game and his bhut on the bike and got a top 10. If you are looking for out of body rides you better check the numbers on that rail thin,super fast Canadian guy. His alien parents even misspelled his name when they were designing their bike mutant baby