- Jun 22, 2009
*Falze* said:No he lost no time, but is that because the passed slowed at the lead ?
Not intentially, slowed, but just slowed.
Also Paolo Tiralongo lost no real time, so maybe it did slow at the head.
This was my thought. the men at the front didn't seem to push it too hard (my initial thought was they were saving themselves for stage 14 a little), looking at the footage, it seems like evans pushed himself a lot harder then the front men did to not lose any time, thus i thought he wasn't too strong, because he failed to gain any time back.
it might have been mental though, a set back like that is hard to get off your head. and apparently they were all feeling it... so yeh
auscyclefan94 said:I'm putting my support with Robert gesink now that cadel had a terrible day yesterday. I think Gesink is the only one who can beat valverde as evans and sanchez are too far behind due to their bad luck and injuries. I really don't want valverde to win to be honest.
I am now supporting Gesink especially because of his maturity during the race. He didn't make a big deal of the evans saga and was willing to forgive him for getting frustrated at him because we all do at times. Gesink is going to have to drop valverde to win.
I want gesink to win so bad haha, but I'm not feeling confident he can get over valverde. Might just lack that little bit of experience, despite - as you mentioned - the maturity he has shown in his climbing, and as a rider on a whole.
Either way, Gesink is gonna be one hell of a GC rider in the years to come.