- Jul 16, 2010
Timmy-loves-Rabo said:I 100% agree with this. Banter is good, and healthy.
You don't get it i see. This isn't a boonen thread, it is an evans thread, thus a boonen what if situation really doesn't have any place here But wait, here we've been discussing evans abilities, and as youngest mentioned (big engine, gutsy rider etc) evans has the attributes that seem like he could do quite well in RVV and races alike. It appears there are a number of posters agree, so why you are making a big deal out of what is only a 'what if' situation is beyond me. You've already stated that you disagree, no need to further whine.
I'm not whining.
Cuddles could do well in Flanders and Roubaix if he focused on it at the start of his career or half way in. But not now. It's too late for him
I just made a comparison with a certain cyclist I shall not name here anymore to make an analogy to further prove my point.
As long as you have talent you can get far in cycling. You need to focus on what you love doing. For Cuddles that was GTs. He made his choices and there's no turning back.
Cuddles has talent hence he could have perhaps won Flanders if he focused his career on it, but he didn't. I can say the same about other cyclists(he who shall not be named here for example)
It doesn't make the Tour of Flanders field weak at all. Because in the end, even if Cuddles won, someone with talent would have won That doesn't mean Flanders has a not so strong field, it means the opposite. Someone without talent CANNOT win Flanders PERIOD
If you think you can, then why don't you enter yourself and try your chances.
Ps: Cuddles doesn't have the mental power to win Flanders.
I gave you a lot of strong cyclists who excel at more then just cobbles(besides Devolder and Flecha), but consider Flanders or Roubaix to be their greatest goal. I fail to see how that can't be a strong field. It is a strong field.