Thinking about it, you are completely right. Its hard to attack when the legs dont allow you to. When you can attack, and when you absolutely need to attack in order to win like Fuglsang, you make races and win races. I completely buy that which effectively means that, yes, its a going with the winner mentality. If Meintjens suddenly decided (or rather, would be able to) attack like this, I would probably also support him if that makes sense. Then again, if he was able to Im still not sure that he would actually do that. :geek:Cance > TheRest said:The idea that Jakob has changed his racing approach is more myth than fact, really. It has more to with him being a stronger athlete and consequently succeeds more often in his attacks.Valv.Piti said:I like how he is racing this year and when he can win the Tour, it would be weird for me to at least actively root against him. Rooted for him in LBL as well. Guess I recognize it will be very good for cycling in Denmark if Fuglsang wins. The reason I have remained a lot more sceptic than other towards him has been his constant failures in TdF, but most importantly the way the media has spoken about him. This year its really justified tho.Cance > TheRest said:'Going with the winner'-mentality?Valv.Piti said:But its the first year Im on the bandwagon and honestly, Im rooting for Fuglsang. Haven't always been doing that, but he is for real this year. Reminds me very much of Valverde's 2017 season - 2019 is the year Fuglsang can win. Next year, probably no chance. He GOT to take this opportunity simply put. No room for errors.
Also, it would be great if it meant more of my friends would watch the race with me.
I believe that Jakob has always been a quite agressive rider. Since his breakthrough in the Dauphiné '09, where he attacked left and right against guys like Contador, Evans, Nibali and Valverde. He also achieved some of his biggest results in the earlier part of his career through attacking.