Thanks for the detailed reply! Totally hear you about withering interest... Valverde is the one compelling rider for me - otherwise I'm spending my time as a sports fan following my local ice hockey team, the Penguins (in NHL).He raced Mallorca and Valencia. His off season was fine, typically of him. He started off fine in Mallorca with a podium. Valencia started off ok with a 2nd on the end stage and then it fell apart on Saturday where he finished over a minute back. He and the team have literally not said anything other strictly race reports...
You're welcome. Tried to answer all your questions the best I could. I've been a fan of Valverde's since I first saw him race back in 2005.Thanks for the detailed reply! Totally hear you about withering interest... Valverde is the one compelling rider for me - otherwise I'm spending my time as a sports fan following my local ice hockey team, the Penguins (in NHL).
Sometimes, it would be quite lovely if you would care to share your sources.I was correct that there is something off/wrong. First Valverde does NOT like the disk brakes, however that's not the biggest issue. The big issue is that Shram does NOT make the correct gearing for him. He uses typically uses a 53 - 11 but always a 53. Shram doesn't go higher than a 50-10. After Murcia he was pissed. The gearing his killing him as he can't ride the way he needs to ride and he got into a fight with the team and gave them the ultimatum to fix it and specifically get him his correct gearing or he wouldn't go UAE or any other race until he had his gearing fixed. He was NOT with the team at UAE until today.
Yes I do have mutual friends with him. I'm good friends with his wife's oldest sister. She is not the one I got this info from. She doesn't know much of anything about cycling.So... you're just casually the kind of person who has mutual friends with Valverde? Though, I guess this if not conclusively prove, then at least is an important step towards proving the five links from everyone in the World theory.