- Aug 31, 2012
Salvaged 3rd when clearly far from top shape through clever conservative riding. Chapeau
Agree. When you're obviously not in any kind of form but you can still get to the podium of the tour you're clearly doing something right, even if anonymous. Expect he'll be back stronger next year.SeriousSam said:Salvaged 3rd when clearly far from top shape through clever conservative riding. Chapeau
thats not how it works,if you are barely holding the wheel of a SKY domestique what do you want to try?Miburo said:
If there are less mountains but more mountain top finishes than this year then everything is not lost for Quintana. Froome seems to be stronger on stages with no climbs and mtf in the end but Quintana was very strong on Ventoux in 2013 (when he was still a young rider) so I don't see a reason why he can't be better next year than he was in 2013. This year just wasn't his year and hopefully they can fix whatever is wrong with him.capuldemetal said:yes ,it did.but sometimes(this year for exemple) it is just not enough.and if prudhomme really keeps his promise to make next year's tour less mountainess he will be really in big trouble.
He finished third with probably less than two minutes in the wind. That has got to be some sort of record? Even Leipheimer would be proud of such a performance.Miburo said:
Not really, he just needs his 2013/2015 climbing legs, this time Valverde really worked for him, but his Form was clearly off. Of course having another strongman for the flat stages would be a good idea and 1-2 long, hard mountain stages at high altitute would also help him a lot, but this year the main problem was just his form, you can't blame the route or the team, if something is wrong with your form and you just lack the legs to attack and do damage then there's not much that you can do about that.yaco said:Was a little off his game. Needs less TT kilometres to beat Froome.