auscyclefan94 said:Put it this way, would you agree that Evans would of been with all the favourites if he hadn't had the puncture on Sierra Nevada?
imo, yes. Therefore he would of not lost time to Sanchez who was dropped but he would of gained time on him. Without that puncture Sanchez would of not finished ahead of Evans. In saying that, I can not be definetly sure about that therefore imo Samuel Sanchez was the winner of the Vuelta a Espana.
Look at the Vuelta contenders in 2009
Valverde - shouldn't of been competing, didn't ride the tour.
Sanchez - didn't ride the tour.
Evans - rode the tour and a heavy race program all year.
Mosquera - didn't ride the tour
Gesink - had some bad luck during the Vuelta which possibly cost him a podium place.
Evans would of not gone into that GT overly fresh. If he did then he would of crushed the rest of that competition anyway.
Valverde's stripping of results was common sense. He shouldn't of been competing. He was later found to be guilty even though his legal team manipulated the system a fair bit. It is really that simple.
You missed 2 "of's", matemaltiv said:Do you use the preposition "of" as a verb on purpose to annoy people or is it a genuine mistake? (sorry for commenting on grammar, but I mean, you did it 6 times in 1 post)