I don't know if you've seen BMC this year, but I'd argue those guys are quite a bit more expensive and quite a bit more ineffective. Rabo have Lars Boom, whom everybody expected way too much from in his first classics season, and Sebastian Langeveld, who has potential but let's not overdo it, he's not the next Erik Dekker or something. Oh, and they also had Nick Nuyens, a born winnerFignonLeGrand said:More interesting might be Rabobanks ability to take a great many one day riders with potential and watch them do nothing. Its telling that the only successful Raborider is Freire in the classics, a rider who specializes on doing things of his own back. For euro spent is there a worst team than Rabobank in the classics?
Next year, with Breschel added to the roster, and with Boom hopefully not fading away after 200 kms, they could play a bigger role.