- Jun 16, 2009
Many people have already questioned Cadel's future as a rider and that he should focus on the classics. What do people think he should do for the rest of his career?
Rest of his career?auscyclefan94 said:What do people think he should do for the rest of his career?
rxgqgxnyfz said:Rest of his career?
You're saying it as if he's going to quit right away.
He's 33 years old. Peak years in cyclist's career. Still has five or six years ahead of him.
As to what to do next -- i say -- keep going the same way you did so far!
Sastre's example shows that those who work hard eventually get their reward.
And don't listen to anybody -- don't cut the jerkish attitude - i like you more that way.
ericthesportsman6 said:He should stop trying to win the Tour de France. At this point in his career, and with the competition now at the race, he now longer has a legitimate shot of winning. He should focus on the classics and either the Giro or Vuelta, or both.
rxgqgxnyfz said:As to what to do next -- i say -- keep going the same way you did so far!.
Lyds97 said:Agreed. I don't know why some people act as if Evans is such a mediocre cyclist, plenty of riders would give their yellow Mavic shoes for his palmares.
He's had a fantastic year and shown that he's a contender for the hilly classics as well as the GTs (and shorter stage races, e.g. Tirreno) so he should keep doing what he's been doing. I'm also loving this new nice, friendly Evans who keeps being interviewed.
As for giving up on the TdF, while Contador's around it seems likely that everyone's gonna be racing for second place. Evans is as capable of that as anyone.
Agree with Hugh, he could have seriously challenged at the Giro had the team not been compelled to send some of their major players to California. BMC are gettting stronger all the time.
hughmoore said:His BMC team has been quite good for this tour but Astana has been better. I realise its BMC's first big year and they will get better.
Agree he should try and win the Giro or Vuelta next year. But needs a full strength team. While he got sick in Giro, not having a strong team cost him more IMHO.
As an Aussie, I am very proud of his rides this year and what he has done the last two days has been superb givin his injury.
Cycloid said:To be honest, Cadel's future is entirely up to him, how he prepares and the team he has available around him. He is showing he has the skills to be a Classics rider and winner. He is also a very capable Grand Tour contender, but I don't think he will win one - podium is not out of the question though.
Either way, he is proving to be a very capable rider in elite company, and its a shame that his Tour is effectively over just after it looked so promising.
delbified said:repeat 10 times - **evans can win the TdF**
he's come so close twice and was looking good this year until the elbow injury. the guy finished 5th at the Giro despite illness.
he is a top level rider on a par with contador and schleck, but has a lot of bad luck. the cause of that bad luck is a matter of conjecture - arguably you make your own - but that is a surmountable problem and his move to BMC is a strong step forward in that regard.
personally i think he should go for the Giro-TdF double again next year.
He tried that last year. And failed.oronet commander said:He should insist on the Vuelta, The GT most suitable to his characteristics, and lest contested by the top guns.