I know, but many a young talent has been curtailed by injury or some other thing - so it really was great to see him ride so well in Strade. First time he's really shown his class at WT level. I assumed SD was a target for him, and that maybe he had a bit of a license to do something.....but if he was subbed in, that logic doesn't fly. Makes his result all the more impressive ~42x16ss said:It’s easy to forget, but Power had an even better U23 palmares than Haig when he was a full year younger - and not by a small amount either. At full health he’s a serious talent, better than Haig and Howson.The Hegelian said:Power a last minute replacement? Jeez, he rode as if he had targeted it. Great to finally see a bit of his talent...yaco said:Actually MS is riding exceptionally well, yet I don't believe they have got full value from their race results - They've given some of their riders an interesting calendar - Haig two race days so far, Verona three race days so far, Albasini has hardly ridden, Power did the Herald Sun Tour and was a last minute replacement for Strade Bianche and for Catalunya, first year pro L.Hamilton has been treated with kid gloves, while Howson hasn;t ridden since Australia.
All I know is the Giro and the Vuelta team will be built around climbers and the TDF around Ewan.