Probably. He's good, but not that good.Cerberus said:Isn't that a tad optimistic?
Speaking of a tad optimisticMagnusW said:I will be supprised if Sky makes Henderson their main guy in a bunch sprint, and not EBH.
Yes.MagnusW said:issoisso: Optimistic to think EBH is better than Hendy in a bunch sprint?
Which is perfectly valid, as the points jersey is a consistency jersey, not a sprinters' jersey. If Hagen manages to take green doing that, fair play to him. Takes tremendous quality to do it.craig1985 said:Does anybody really think EBH can beat Cav? Only way he wins Green is by doing what Hushovd does and goes on long raids in the mountains picking up points.
Well we will find out in a few daysJRanton said:How accurate do you think the Giro line-up is?
I don't think he will even try to get the green jersey. Way too demanding to have to try getting good results every single day at his age. Remember though that if he should try to do it, he would also get some points in the time trials.craig1985 said:Does anybody really think EBH can beat Cav? Only way he wins Green is by doing what Hushovd does and goes on long raids in the mountains picking up points.
Well, that and the simple fact that the TdF biases the scoring system to help them win it.issoisso said:Yes.
Which is perfectly valid, as the points jersey is a consistency jersey, not a sprinters' jersey. If Hagen manages to take green doing that, fair play to him. Takes tremendous quality to do it.
Some people have the idea that it's a competition for sprinters because at the Tour de France the racing is usually so controlled and narcotic that sprinters end up contesting a ton of stages and thus winning it
The problem for Barry is that Sky is a british team and the Tour is the most high profile race for the home audience and because of that I feel that they will probably take any chance they can to get british riders into the Tour team. So when it comes down to the role of peloton grunt I think the british riders like Geraint Thomas has the advantage.ethnik said:I would be very surprised if Michael Barry does not get on the Tour squad - with all his years of experience and service to others it would be a bit of a shocker if they did not give him that opportunity to finally ride his first TDF.
People do not give him anywhere near the credit he deserves, he is a classy rider in his own right who has had success with the Canadian National Team at worlds and the olympics and is a 1st class peleton engine. When even Jens Voigt says "When i see Barry go to the front I know it is going to hurt", you know you are doing your job right.
I sincerely hope he gets considered for the Tour squad, he is an all-around domestique who can power the flats and climbs well too.
No attitude...I was simply saying my observations were not armchair DS-ing. I was reading the forum after all, I knew what to expect.JRanton said:I thought that was a possibility but with Arvesen, Flecha and Thomas all likely to ride the Tour there doesn't seem to be room for him.
Oh and no need for the attitude. It's a cycling forum so expect people to speculate a little bit.
I doubt that there are any such promises. If we are to believe Sky then the riders where heard regarding how they wanted the Tour places to be given out (which was the sliver of truth behind the "riders choosing team"-debacle.) I find it hard to believe that anyone of them would agree that being given a promise is a valid reason to be chosen.595RED said:That was a prereq in Hendi signing on that he got a Tour start.