- Aug 16, 2011
EnacheV said:He says Wiggins is better climber than Nibali because in TdF 2012 Nibali got 0 seconds over Wiggins in mountains.
Also, about palmares, 1 TdF is not equal with 1 Giro or 1 Vuelta. Not all GT's are equal
Seriously though, in 2012 Wiggins had one great year where he had the form and climbing ability to beat most everybody else that he competed with. But the next year he was back down to his old climbing level and Nibali beat him easily.
Looking at a comparison of the two in mountain stages on CQ in fact, Nibali come ahead more often. So in 2012, Yes Wiggins climbing>Nibali's climbing, but overall it's Nibali>Wiggins.
As for palmares, Nibali also has 4 podiums against Wiggins 1 podium. Sure, Wiggins may have the Tour; but personally I'd take 2 GT wins + 4 podiums over Wiggins 1 GT win and 1 podium any day.