Don't be so sure of that. GC guys are few and far between, he's commanding a 7 figure salary. Guaranteed.carton said:LOL. Benotti being Benotti. I'm sure Porte is really worried about his GC place. No way BMC is going to pay him even 6 figures now that he's way back at 79th. Me thinks he screwed up his career.Benotti69 said:Yeah, only podium contenders are serious about the GTs.........hrotha said:I think his 31st in 2011 is a good hint of his ability when giving it a serious go, at a time when I think he wasn't part of the Teide Troop.
This is all pretty irrelevant, though. We're debating whether he suddenly got x3 or x5 times better this year.
Anyway it looks like Thomas found the not-so-secret loophole Astana had uncorked in the Giro. Riding at the front against the wind on hot days keeps you cool. It's the ultimate marginal gain, I tell ya.