His best was obviously the Tour 2016. Still think he would have podiumed without that crash. But true, he didn't look good at some days this Giro, but still he was able to fight and limit the losses. Also his climbing style can be quite deceiving as we know, but i doubt that there is a better fighter (or someone being able / wanting to go deeper) than him.SafeBet said:Result aside, is this his best ever performance in a GT? The way he handled the third week really surprised me, I thought he was going to crack badly either on Tuesday or today.
It was a good change of environment to go to Trek. TGBM has become a more complete rider on Trek, i.e. improving his time trial a lot. In short stage races he's always among my top 5 favourites. As a GT-rider, he cannot reach the exceptional levels of the best climbers in the world, and thus always relies on his consistency through 3 weeks. I agree with others, that this a thing to respect, when a rider knows his limitations and rides according to them. The only thing to dislike about Mollema is his terrible style on the bike.