And they still have/had very good careers! That was just my point in it all. It is very hard to win bike races. If you have been on the podium at a GT in your career. You got further than 98% (this it not factual but you get what Im saying) of all cyclists. It was not a disappointment!Conversely, there are some great riders who just are not winners. I always pointed to Bardet, who could (and sometimes still can) climb with the very best and hang tough in hard classics, something like 9 victories in 10 years as a pro.
Or to keep this EF, Uran, a GT podium finisher, who has 12 wins in 15 years. I'm sure there are more extreme examples. Carthy could be that kind of rider in the long run.
Interested to see how EF does today. Would love to see Powless in the final selection (or wheelsucking Remco to the line...)
Yes, maybe even Higuita can do something today. 6th in Tre Valli Varesine showed he is alive at least!