- Jul 16, 2010
Maybe because Tony is not on the same stuff as Cancellara? I thought time trial talent is what makes Cancellara so good in classics? Apparently not...Pentacycle said:Tony Martin has nothing to do with classics, as he lacks any talent for those.
You THINK Gilbert was cleaner than Cancellara - good arguing there. FDJ isn't really innocent either, and at Lotto Phil got even more stuff.
You call Fabian's progression a transformation, I call it maturing by gaining experience every year. Someone like Boonen had a lot of opportunities to race and train in the Flemish Ardennes from an early age on. That's why it's very special when a young 'foreigner' like Sagan or Langeveld are already performing at age 23.
And don't get started about Valverde. Replace Boonen with his name, and Sky boys by Cancellara in your post and magic happens.
Fabian was riding all the classics he can win from very early on. That Boonen had more opportunities is complete bull****, at least for their pro career. Cancellara did a top ten in Roubaix when he was still very young. Yet he all of a sudden gained more experience in 2010? He gained power in 2010, not experience. If you'd look at the numbers you'd see a big rise.
Langeveld isn't special so that part makes no sense. I see Dutch cyclists in the Flemish ardennes on a weekly basis by the way.
Oh and your last part makes no sense either.