I don't. Valverde will peak for the Vuelta and be relatively worse than Purito in the Tour, but if they both peaked for the Tour Valverde would finish higher. Remember that Piti ages better than Purito.Arredondo said:Doesn's say anything. One really strange day. Purito was better the whole Vuelta. So perhaps not less consisent, but surely betterNetserk said:Valverde beat Purito in the 2012 Vuelta...Arredondo said:But not in the Tour. No way.Netserk said:When he is at his best he is a better and more consistent climber than Purito.Arredondo said:But Bala should know that reaching a Tour podium is out of his reach. He's just not good enough as a climber to challenge the likes of the big four + Purito and Tejay (who really stepped up this year).
When Purito is at his best, he's a better climber in the high mountains. Just look at the Alps '13 and Vuelta 2012. Purito would never falter like Bala did in last years Tour clims.
I'm even surprised you actually think he's better in the high mountains in a Tour. He never showed that.