It's kind of true though isn't it? Bike handling is as or more important than climbing and TTing in cycling and in a GT. Kruijswijk, while very strong, is a poor descender. A big crash in a GT was not as much of an 'if' but a 'when'. Like Froome in 2014. Contador had a lapse in concentration in the 2014 Tour, and crashed. Contador goes to normally have those, but it happens. I don't think it's luck as much as forcing these errors. Here Kruijswijk felt he had to follow Nibali, but descended at a pace which was too high for him. In 2014 this wasn't the case, but rather cyclist errors.BlurryVII said:There we go again with the bike skills to win a GT.luckyboy said:You need the basic skill of controlling your bike to win a bike race..blackmamba said:No, now Nibali have been the strongest rider in this years giro and this has nothing to do with luck, has nothing to do with that a stronger rider crash out and Nibali takes advantage,
Amazing how much luck this guy needs to be able to win GT's
I'd be worried if I was Chaves right now.