Power13 said:I don't think he should "stick" to one-day races.....but at some point you realize your own limitations and focus on your strengths. And there is nothing wrong with that.....lots of guys would KILL to be a great one-day rider and week long stage guy.
I like that you say "KILL" here in all caps. It draws a link to another hilly one-day racer who recently won The Giro. (Danillo Di Luca, aka The Killer)
The Giro seems to lend itself to guys like Di Luca, Cunego, and Ricco--all of whom have the same punchy style that works so well in the Ardennes but can also translate to GT success.
So I don't think I'd rule them out based on that criterion.
And here's my podium:
2. Leipheimer (I don't think he's gonna pull any punches...)
This is totally premature and not very well informed, but whatevs. there it is.