He's down to ride LombardiaPraetor said:Wiggins did absolutely nothing in the classics, which are and always have been an essential part of cycling since forever.
You simply can not be the best allrounder if you don't show anything there. Wiggo himself would probably be one of the first to agree.
The only Paris-Nice stage that caused a serious selection was Col de Mende. All the other stages were pretty meh. Paris-Nice used to be a very interesting race, but last 2 editions have been rather boring. I hope they have another MTF on Montagne de Lure next year. Paris-Nice was mostly decided in the time trial this year. Same goes for Romandie, that race was even worse than Paris-Nice.King Of The Wolds said:P-N had less than 20kms of TTing, and more than half of those were up Col d'Eze, the traditional way to end the race.
Romandie, similarly, had less than 20kms of TTing, although I take your point that the other stages were hardly selective.
Take all of the TTing out of the Tour, which was far, far less kms than would have been typical 20 years ago, and Wiggins would still have won the race.
And besides, since when does TTing not have a relevance to stage racing?
Honestly, if you can just admit that Wiggins was the best all round rider this year, then your healing process can begin.
Just because he has a sprint doesn't mean he is a star and Sylvain isn't.El Pistolero said:EBH wins races, Chavanel barely wins.
Yeah, EBH is a great talent, but he's got a few years to go before he's on par with a rider of Chava's class. That one Flanders ride alone puts him above EBH. Once the Norwegian starts to do something like animate races of Flanders/Roubaix calibre, then we can have this conversation.luckyboy said:Just because he has a sprint doesn't mean he is a star and Sylvain isn't.
EBH - 2 Tour stages, Eneco x2, Vattenfall, Gent-Wevelgem, 2 Dauphine + Tirreno stages
Chavanel - 3 Tour stages, led the Tour and Vuelta, Brabantse Pijl, DDV, Dreidaagse van De Panne, 2 Paris-Nice stages, 2nd in De Ronde, World TTT Champ
Must be comfortable to just spew things based on personal likes or dislikes of riders and not based on actual knowledge. Doubly hilarious when it's coming from a self-declared connoisseur. You go, girl.Ryo Hazuki said:he's so much better than boonen.
cancellara vs boonen. whenever they rode in rcent years. cancellara always won.Praetor said:Must be comfortable to just spew things based on personal likes or dislikes of riders and not based on actual knowledge. Doubly hilarious when it's coming from a self-declared connoisseur. You go, girl.
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