F_Cance said:and still Vendrame was stronger than Chaves. Long way to go for him.
Cookster15 said:Great to see. Hopefully he can again be a Grand Tour contender in the near future.
I don't believe that. Chaves attacked like 10 times and was pushing the pace far more than anyone else. Vendrame got the place he was supposed to get.F_Cance said:and still Vendrame was stronger than Chaves. Long way to go for him.
HelloDolly said:Cookster15 said:Great to see. Hopefully he can again be a Grand Tour contender in the near future.
Vuelta here he comes
Still has about 5kg to lose and soem form to get but he will get there
I am not sure about the 5 Kg, but he was visibly overweight compared to the glory days. I think in MS they can help him with that.Re: Re:
5 kg Chaves? Are you sure?
I wouldn't rule that out, in the last shot I spotted him in before the finish he seemed to be struggling. I was surprised he didn't end up losing any time.I noticed him but I was looking for him frequently. He stayed fairly close to the front the whole climb which could be a good sign but then he sometimes has a tendency to hang on too long and really blow himself up.
We'll know when he's feeling good. Chaves is the kind of rider who shows everyone when he's on formHe's looking good so far.
He's still in that group of about 10 riders sitting at 13secs on GC - would absolutely love to see him get a stint in yellow, even just for a day.
Maybe Mitchelton can figure out slipping the jersey to him the same way they did it from Gerrans to Impey - can't imagine many GC contenders feeling threatened by him taking 20secs one day
They can't do it in the same way, given that Impey at that time just had to finish four or five places in front of Gerrans.
Nobody will be gifting any time to any rider who was in the front group on Orcières-Merlette.