Why? It's not like he cracked last year in the 3rd week. In fact, he could've won la Vuelta in 2015 barring sickness he had in the Cortals d´Encamp stage. But that's just hypothetically, which we won't go too far with. The thing he's mastered is consistency, whereas others tend to fade. Also, I think not going to Rio due to health issues was a blessing in disguise.IndianCyclist said:This is the Quintana we were expecting in the TDF. Good performance but i am not sure he can maintain it in the 3rd week.
What disguise He clearly skipped Rio targeting the Vuelta. Perfectly understandable, except for the IOC, which is why he need a doctor's note so Jarlinson could take the start.DNP-Old said:Also, I think not going to Rio due to health issues was a blessing in disguise.
Go to the main page of your source. Latest article.Pantani_lives said:Does anyone know Quintana's time on Lagos de Covadonga? Apparently Gilberto Simoni rode the fastest time in 2012 with 32:22.
Petty? For me he's completely right. I don't know if Froome rode by feeling or from the meter, but this is a larger issue. It makes robots of riders, making cycling itself more about data and numbers than actual racing - which during training is fine, but not races. It's becoming like F1, where numbers trump feeling. Banning power meters is a good step to making cycling more exciting again. Should it happen, then team radios are the next stop.TMP402 said:
From now on, I am a fan of him.TMP402 said:
ThisPremierAndrew said:Quintana is right on this one but he can hardly complain about others not providing a spectacle
This.Amnes2015 said:he sounds like a hypocrite , he doesn't care about spectacle
he is ashamed to say but probably he would like also flat ITT's , cobbles , crosswinds and descents to be banned.
Agreed. Plus there is a whole other thread for that subject.Jagartrott said:From now on, I am a fan of him.TMP402 said:
He's 100% right. Nothing 'petty' about it. 'Cept if your British, perhaps.
Its not hard to figure out. Take away power meters and both Froome and Quintana are riding on feel and more exciting to watch. Quintana is following Froome as he knows Froome is relying on his PM to pace himself. No PM and it comes back to feel. Presto!sir fly said:He should've brought up more solid arguments against power meters, if he already decided to complain.
If Froome represents boring power metric racing, and Quintana exciting, "on feeling", riding - I'm all for power meters.