I couldn't find a thread in the directory and thought he merited one, despite his disappointing day today. Top 10 would be respectable but does the young turk have it in him to jump a couple of places on a stage that suits him tomorrow?
In fairness, he contributed to the Formigal stage a lot, and it's been a while since he's done something at GT level, I can only remember him in the Giro last year with that excellent stage win. Good performane this time around thoughArredondo said:Funny situation. In his previous GT's: he rode spectaculair till a certain point when you knew he would blow up. And now he's maybe one of the most ninja and invisible riders of this Vuelta, and will finish in the top-10 of a GT at last
He was finishing together with top10 contenders on hilly/mountain stages in both 2015 and 2016 Giro, up to a certain point in 2nd week when he cracked badly both times. This time he started similarly, but managed to maintain his level for the whole 3 weeks.Brullnux said:In fairness, he contributed to the Formigal stage a lot, and it's been a while since he's done something at GT level, I can only remember him in the Giro last year with that excellent stage win. Good performane this time around though
Yes, I agree ... I should have said good form rather than results. Was cheesed off that he abandoned Tour of the AlpsAnderis said:I would say his form has been more encouraging than his results, which didn't do the justice to him IMO.
LBL- good attack late in the race but got caught in the last km
Tour of Alps- abandoned from 5th in GC
Paris-Nice- abandoned after crash while being in good position after ITT and 2 echelons stages
Catalunya and Valenciana- decent climbing but overall results compromised by TTTs in both races