Perhaps he's there to support teammate Dan McLay, who's also on the startlist, and who would like this terrain...?del1962 said:
He is a free-spirit who found his own way in the sport - Moved to Spain to get a contract at Caja Rural, then moved to a maverick team in EF - Doubt he will ever be in a highly structured team.What do you base this opinion on?
What if they offer a contract 2x higher than anyone else?
Their $$$s captured any spirit, free, caged, or even lost one like König.There's been plenty of free-spirits captured by Sky/Ineos $$$s.
Unpopular opinion on CN forums: There are other races than the 3 GTs.Their $$$s captured any spirit, free, caged, or even lost one like König.
But adding Carthy to their squad will really be an overkill. You only have 3 GTs in a season, when your team has more than 3 riders with aspiration and capability of winning one, something is robbed from the sport.
I also don't like team piling up top classic riders, but at least in one day race - even in the biggest ones - everyone has bigger chance to win for himself and not about slaving for someone else for 3 weeks. So QS's style of collecting top riders are easier to forgive than Ineos'.Unpopular opinion on CN forums: There are other races than the 3 GTs.
You think adding Yates, Martinez & Porte to a team with Carapaz, Bernal, and Thomas (& Tao, & Sivakov...) on the roster isn't overkill already?
Yes, and I think Hugh's TT today (stage 13 Vuelta) was more impressive than Tao's final TT at the Giro.Amazing ride today. Best TT performance of his career? I think so. Correct me if I'm wrong. He is still in the race for the win but even a podium would be a huge result. Another young(ish) GC contender to add to the Tao and Hindley tier.
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