cycledp said:Is it just me, or has all the excitement of sprint finishes disappeared because of the HTC train for Cavendish? Every race ends the same: the train takes the front, then dwindles down to Renshaw and Cavendish and finally ends with Cavendish sprinting the last few hundred or so meters. It's no longer fun to watch. I don't care about Cavendish's attitude. That's irrelevant. It's just so boring to watch now. I miss the sprints of the past with McEwen, Boonen, Hushovd, Freire, etc. There might have been lead out men but not huge lead out trains. Matt Goss (also from HTC) won the stage in the Giro today, but didn't need a lead out train. I would just enjoy seeing more finishes like that instead. Anyone else feel the same way? Just curious as to how others see this.
And is this a dying skill for the sport? Do guys see it as one injury away from ending a career? So why try to perfect it?