- Jul 25, 2011
Without the pressure of being the GC captain of the team... we will see his revival?
Roman to me is just another chapter of very good riders finding success too soon & wrongfully railed into GT ambitions without "consolidating/solidifying" his career first-IOW -he could have kept winning week long races & develop further his palmares prior to dive deep into the GT world. I do believe he could have better results with Riis, by just having small races to go for, & regain that taste of success that has been lacking over the past seasonsmovingtarget said:His name has been mentioned at the beginning of the last few seasons as a possible GT winner. The fact that he and Roche have decided now to ride as support riders instead of team leaders says it all. Maybe Kreuziger is just being honest about his abilities in grand tours. I don't think he is as good as VDB or Gesink but a few years ago I would not have picked Rodriguez to make two podiums in one season either or Wiggins winning the Tour. I think he will make a very good domestique and could probably target stages in GTs plus some of the classics. There is a lot of pressure on team leaders and Kreuziger and Roche might get some stage results now, with the pressure off.
Good point. Roche, Kreuziger, Zaugg and Sutherland have the potential to completely derail UK Postal for Contador if Riis can carry out his usual team building magic. Looking forward to the GT's this yearThe Hitch said:Yeah, if he sets Tour as his main aim its going to be carnage, and potentially best domestique performance at the tour in years ( im counting froome as a leader who was forced to work for the domestique, certainly from a mountains point of view).
People will probably underrate Kreuziger a bit now since he failed so bad at the Giro last year.
Yes I think it's a good move for both Roche and Kreuziger. Why not try something else.Forunculo said:In Vuelta and Giro Roche can be top 10 and Kreuziger top 5.
Seeing you are stagnating it's legit to try a different way. Even they can be better paid as super doms than as leaders. I never understand the rider who are stagnated and didn't change the plan.
Roche stated he wants to work with Bjarne to improve his skills, above all, the time trial to boost his chances at GC.
Kreuziger had the same approach. Also I guess he has special interest in how Alberto being the hot favourite face the competition mentally. Being the mental side one of his weakness.
At the same time being a succesful super dom is prestigious in cycling, more than anonymous top 10.
You seem to be forgetting a guy called Michael Rogers in that equation42x16ss said:Good point. Roche, Kreuziger, Zaugg and Sutherland have the potential to completely derail UK Postal for Contador if Riis can carry out his usual team building magic. Looking forward to the GT's this year
not it isn't, tour de suisse and tour of romandie are more important races then AGR, still it is his best result in a few years and a great result overallForunculo said:Well, well his best result ever. Good to see he is delivering. And the best result Saxo have had this season.
Roman needs to race as a captain every race to take points. Contador points doesn't count. Except, perhaps, TdF where he should have a free role.
Despite not being a monument, an AGR is still an ardennes classic. Romandie and Suisse being great stage races use to be warm races for Giro and TdF. The Ardennes are a goal itselfParrulo said:not it isn't, tour de suisse and tour of romandie are more important races then AGR, still it is his best result in a few years and a great result overall
for the first time in a long long time this looked like the kreuziguer of 08 and that is a good thing.