Why is van Wilder more a main asset than Schmid at the moment? I would actually rate them quite similar right now. Maybe van Wilder has a bigger potential, but that's also unsure because Schmid seems to be the type of rider who progresses very linear year after year. The only problem with Schmid for me as that he seems to go more in the direction in short stage races + hilly one day races rather than the cobbles + hilly races that I would rather see him do.
Not sure if you are just trolling again, or if you actually have no idea what you are talking about. So difficult to tell.Schmid is much better, he has actually won races (Giro stage, baloise tour Belgium , Coppi e Bartali tour) and can steer his bike round corners much better than van Welder . But van Welder has some Belgian lobbyist in here who are constantly arguing that he is the next great talent of quickstep and should be a leader.
van wilder is turning out to be a very good addition though
That's what they did with him in Algarve this year and Burgos last year. Maybe he'll get to ride for himself in the Tour de Suisse after the Giro and Poland or Burgos during the 2nd half of the season.yeah, he is. Wouldnt be a bad idea to let him lead some of the smaller stage races that Remco does not enter
This team can still win classics.
However, the wolfpack is dead.
Team needs to go all in for Remco at this point, in both the classics and for GC
I‘d even advise them to apply for a PCT licence now. ASO will invite them to LBL and TdF, and that‘s all Remco needs.
So Lefevere would avoid to become humiliated in the cobbled Flemish classics, again.
I think they should concentrate now on LBL and TdF, and perhaps leave MSR, RVV and Roubaix to teams who will perform better there, like for example Euskaltel, Bardiani or Bolton Equities…