Right, but the thing is Pog and Vingo will have 3, 4 years of experience, with teams to back them up, to Remco's 0 next year. At any rate, I'll enjoy the Giro and then the Tour, because the rivalry between Pog and Vingo, after that of Remco and Primoz shall be fun to watch. After all, that's what drives fans, the big showdowns between those at the top of the sport, which makes cycling so dramatic throughout the year. Because every major race when the sport's big guns line up, is a Superbowl, a World Cup finals.
By "pointlessly too hard," I take it you mean the Giro-Tour double. Yea, it's like that, although it would be a shame if the current level, and perhaps the image of the sport, will prevent serious attempts to win both during a season in the future.