biker jk said:First CE was seen as a "wheelsucker" now you say he attacks too much. Give the guy a break. He's not a member of the OP cycling club. Big deal.
No, he's a former T-Mobile alumnus. Big deal indeed.
My point was fairly clear. Usually he's conserving his energy for the Tour and he said as much prior to and even during this year's Dauphine. Both he and Contador stated that they were prepping for the big event, the Tour. Let me say that Evans made the race quite exciting to watch with his attacks but he shouldn't be overly surprised that Contador was following his every move with only the two attacks at the end of the queen stage. Contador appeared fairly obviously to be measuring himself against Evans.
It just so happened to be at the benefit of Valverde. Evans' reputation even among the professional peloton was as a wheel sucker. We the idol followers of the sport didn't just conjure up this perception of Evans out of thin air. We simply stated through our own observations what his competitors have known probably long before we did. You're just in an Evans idolizing state of blind denial.