- Jun 26, 2009
Other than the childish name calling . . . just agreed with my earlier post.BroDeal said:That is the point of the last line, you moron. If you had actually raced or ridden a bike then you would know that Evans and Menchov had an opportunity to limit their losses by having their team practice time trialing during training camps and by reconning the course. Their pracice sessions should have been done of terrain that approximates the TdF course. Even though their teams are not strong in this discipline, on a technical course careful preparation should have been an immense help.
Manolo Saiz' Liberty Seguros and ONCE teams used to put up very good TTT performances. That was due in LS's case more to a well drilled team that spectacular individual riders. A technical course offers the possibilities for even larger gains from skill than a typical TTT course. SL and Rabo blew an opportunity.
Evans is a moron because he should have been inisisting that the required preparation took place before the Tour. I won't say the same for Menchov, even though he made the mistake, because Menchov has two and half GTs to his name; he is not a total loser.