Sprocket01 said:Yeah but the team had nothing to do with his results. If he was signed by another team he would have done the same thing or better. It's got nothing to do with the team - as you point out, they didn't have the budget to sign better riders to help him, which refutes your own point.
Your enormous bias is blinding you. Another team would quite simply not sign Evans to be a leader. So he wouldn't do anywhere near as well. And they certainly wouldn't give him the freedom to pick races and trainers as he damn well pleases. He was very lucky to have Lotto do all that for him, as he hadn't shown anything to deserve it.
Sprocket01 said:What you mean is they TRIED to do their best. Well good for them, but that obviously isn't good enough. They're crap.
By your own very same god awful logic, Evans TRIED to win the Tour. Well good for him, but that obviously isn't enough. He's crap
delgado said:i have this hunch Evans is going to sign with Lampre. Cunego has waived GC ambitions publicly not too long ago, their support machinery is tried and tested on GTs (as opposed to that of other candidate teams named here), and surely time is slowly running out for Evans, so he'll like to avoid experiments along the lines of the famous Le Groupement fiasco back in the early 90ies.
Makes sense. He also lives in Italy and Lampre have 1.5 million lying around from the contract they'd signed with Di Luca that was made void when he tested positive
I don't think it's the most likely option, though. But it is one.
But I don't think Evans would do this before having everything set with a team. I'm pretty sure he's already got an agreement with someone.