movingtarget said:Good result for TJVG added to his Giro stage win, maybe next year he can keep the momentum going.
Yeah that would be easier. Top 5 looks a bit beyond TJVG at the moment, the younger generation is already coming through. Contador is going and Nibali and Froome are probably a few years away. Even riders like Michael Woods and George Bennett are making the top 10 now so the competition is only increasing. Kelderman and Zakarin are improving. Landa, Lopez and the list goes on. I actually thought that TJVG may have retired before Talansky but both of them were struggling. TJVG's results this year will give him some motivation. Needless to say it's a tough sport and it must be difficult having a family with so much travel involved and trying to find some balance especially when the career is not going too well.HelloDolly said:movingtarget said:Good result for TJVG added to his Giro stage win, maybe next year he can keep the momentum going.
That was one of the hardest GTs in awhile with a stellar cast so top 10 is very good
However the way he rides he could do maybe 6th to 9th even 5th at a push if field is not top .... but look at the climbers coming through ...he is not going to challenge for a podium
Plus its a hard hard way to make a living
he would be better going for stages and KOM, and of course stage races...
Bite the bullet and make life easier for yourself Tejay
It makes sense. I thought he looked much better in the Giro getting into breaks and chasing a stage win. Hopefully he can climb well in the Tour to support Porte.NorthAmericanScum said:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ochowicz-van-garderen-will-win-a-stage-race-before-the-tour-de-france/
Thoughts? Certainly glad to see him focusing on one week races...I do think he can be successful, more so than chasing the ghost of his former self in grand tours at least.