To be fair, he was dropped, got back on and kept yo-yoing off the back of Pate and Martínez during the climb. At the end, he barely hung on, and being the better sprinter, left them behind on the flat finish.Jasper said:He was the best out of an escape group that got a free pass from the peloton. Hardly the same as dragging Sastre all the way up the mountain with a murderous pace that leaves half of the top 20 candidates dying in his wheel.
You're clearly referring to Cuesta and Gustov. Those are two riders who have spent their entire careers in the service of someone else.stevepedo said:Looking at the bios of the climbers assisting Sastre, I can only find very modest results.
The controversy is due to an open question of the pros and cons of having an all rounder like Gerrans or a specialist/s of limited abilities. The people here making airy fairy statements seem to think that Sastre will be surrounded by team mates when the road goes vertical, just because they are classified as climbers. Perhaps, or IMHO perhaps not.
Mate, you forgot serial offenders Bouygues Telecom! Little Tommie's initials aren't "TV" for nothing...mherm79 said:Gerrans should go to a french team where solo, tv coverage, efforts are the main TdF aim (i.e. FdJeux or Cofidis)