I welcome a young, promising rider cut out for the classics! GC riders for GTs get too much focus for my tastes, and besides, he’s been animating this stage race more than most of the GC guys anyway.In Vive le Vélo, they asked Cancellara, his manager and mentor, if he could be a grand tour winner, because he climbs well.
Cancellara sighs, thinks... says he climbs well, isn't bad at sprinting, knows how to defend, has a decent timetrial, is only 59-60 kilo's and we'll see in the future, but right now he's potentially worlds/Ardennes/Liège and multi-day stagerace winner.
In De Avondetappe, Hirschi himself says he's much better at the shorter climbs, but is working to become better at the longer climbs. Maybe in the future he can go for GC's but he needs to start with the basics and see how he'll develop.
I swear Contador only descended well when he had to. He could flip a switch and go from Zakarin to Nibali depending on the situation.Haven't paid attention.
I will say that his descending does not make my heart skip beats like Contadors did
No he doesn't.Like Ala he really loves to put on a show.
The difference between Contador at his worst descending level and Zakarin is that Zakarin just cannot descent whether he goes fast or slowly. Contador went over his limits the times he showed weakness on descents. You also wouldn't classify Evenepoel as a Zakarin-level descender because he crashed in Il Lombardia, would you?I swear Contador only descended well when he had to. He could flip a switch and go from Zakarin to Nibali depending on the situation.
But seriously Hirschi's style on the bike is so smooth. The way he moves it's like he's moulded to the bike, as if him and the bike were made in the same factory. Silky.
Ever? He's 22.so, is "the hurricane" going to be his thing, or is it just something Ant McCrossan came up with
really well done from him, can't wait to see if he ever gets a full team backing him at a race like Lombardia or LBL.
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