How'd he beat Cancellara then He's just as good a bike handler, so where was the difference made?Cance > TheRest said:But he has employed stage race strategies to do so. He doesn't have the punch of JRod/Moreno/Valverde/Gilbert, so focusing on long range attacks is the only way for him. That doesn't make him a great classics specialist - it just makes him a great tactician for knowing how to overcome his lack of punch.
He's also not very good at cobbles, just a very good bikehandler. Had there been zero rain on the cobbled tour stage this year, he wouldn't have gained much time on the other GT-contenders.