yes and i guess there are lots of other examples,rujano,moncoutie and so on...Spaniard said:How would you call a guy who don't want to train if there is no pressure ? not exactly a hard working guy.
In another interview he said: "Cycling is not my passion , just my job"
It seems to me that he is not full motivated like other riders, that's why i think he is pure talent. With another mentality he would be a first class rider.
i think tomorrow if everything goes well,he will explode because you could feel in his voice how stressed he is.