I don't think it's necessary to meet the charisma in real life, although it's certainly best to feel all aspects of charisma when you're in the room with that person. But alot of charisma could be perceived merely in a photograph or in a voice recording. With cyclists their most important form of charisma is in their athleticism-aesthetics, the way they ride their bike and their confidence. Mathieu has a feline quality, every movement on his bike feels right, everything about him breathes cycling and breathes winning, the living athlete-archetype.On the contrary I think that we will soon be able to compare them as cyclists, even if they are different, but how can we compare their charisma? Usually charisma is about whether you are drawn in by a person when they enter the room, when you are having a conversation with them, the way they walk, talk, where their attention is, their glances, their hands, how are their gestures, their voice, do they know how to tell stories, listen, be funny, empathic, present, enthusiastic...
How can we properly decide about that if we have never met these people in real life? I think we can get a first glance into their personality, but the effect in front of a camera and really in a room with them without a camera might be very different.
Really? I thought it was pretty incredible considering his absence & severity of the crash.I hoped for more, but it was a good performance nonetheless.
Onto the first road stage!
Looks like winning with 10 minutes seems a bit far fetched.He wasn't superhuman after all, good, now people might be able to temper their expectations a bit.
I think a 10-20 place should be possible and really hope he can manage all 3 weeks and maybe, just maybe win a stage.