The worse the weather, the better Stannard performs. All his best results and performances have come when the going gets stupidly tough. Kuurne 2010 anyone? He doesn't have all that many attacking weapons, but what he does have is the ability to bear suffering better than most, so when the conditions are at their worst, he's almost invariably among the best on the day.proffate said:I can't believe Stannard is 26. He looks like a 40 yr old dockworker. But I think his win was a result of his body fat not dope. He was hardly phased by the weather.