argyllflyer said:Unless his homework over the close season is 'racecraft' I don't think all of that will happen. There are better puncheurs out there, there are better riders on cobbles, there are better riders with a tactical brain. He is undoubtedly the best all-rounder out there but the only way that is rewarded is points jerseys, and he, as noted, has a fill of those already.
True but maybe he won't be overraced by the Ardennes and AGR suits him very much.
The RVV he came 2nd in last year was very hard fought, and he was very strong. I think he can learn from his mistakes from taking a turn and stick to any big riders that attack.