Stage 20 Verbania - Sestriere 242km
Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:05 AM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:09 PM
Good morning Burkni, I felt like I was talking to myself for a while. Kreuzinger has those moments of brilliance where he looks like he could be a contender, but then has a bad day and loses bunches of time. Maybe some consistency will come as he continues to age.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:13 PM
Not if he can't be depended upon to hang with the leaders group day in and day out in the mountains, which he got shelled out of today on the climb of the Finestre. Heck, he may just lose the best young rider's jersey to Kruijswijk, although I have no idea how well he's doing on today's stage. That said, I LOVE the Finestre and think it's been one of the best additions to this GT.
edited to add: Kruijswijk is with the Maglia Rosa group and riding well, so Kreuziger's hold on the Young Rider's jersey looks tenuous at best.
This post has been edited by bodomaniac: 28 May 2011 - 02:16 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:23 PM
For sure! He wasn't that far back at the top of the climb, so no worries. That said, he looks to be pretty much toast. I question what he'll have left to give on the climb of Sestriere. Fortunately, the gradient isn't steep, so he'll likely be fine unless Scarponi decides to go on the offensive and try to put him in the hurt locker.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:31 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:42 PM
I think he and Nibali smoked some descents in the 2009 Tdf. Even pi**ed Armstrong off.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:12 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:14 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:17 PM
I guess that decent pretty well saved his bacon.
This post has been edited by N.B.O.L.: 28 May 2011 - 03:18 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:28 PM