His performance seems to have significantly improved. Does this mean that questions will now be asked of how he has achieved this given he's been around for a few years and has not been quite so good? Or is he just eating more eggs and beans ?raindog said:It's true, he does seem transformed doesn't he? He used to get alot of stick on forums as a wheelsucker, but I always quite liked the bloke. And I'd hazard a guess that the wheelsucking critisism was coming from people who rarely rode themselves. He's not a pure climber, and it seemed obvious that in the GTs he was simply hanging on in the mountains as best he could, which is hardly wheelsucking. But it's great to see him attacking and long may it continue.
He has always been good, if you know his background you'll know this. I reckon he's grown more determined over the years and has had to work a lot on his own due to not having a team which could support him. His wheelsucking reputation came about IMO as he had to use others to work for him rather than his team - he'd use people from other teams to do the work his own team should have been doing, and this included other GT contenders.Crankarm said:His performance seems to have significantly improved.
Hardly. In fact, completely the opposite. He's someone who stands out amid a sea of drones. He's a gutsy rider, incredibly irritating and whiney when he loses, but a generous and cultured guy outside of cycling. Now whether you like his personality or not is another matter...hiltz said:Cadel, can ride a bike but lacks personality.....
Oh yeah, he's certainly had a few on-bike fights. I think there were a few fisticuffs involving Cadel earlier in the Giro in fact...Stephen-D said:i remember seeing him have a spat at another rider who kept purposely going ahead to slow down the peloton because someone in his team were in a breakaway! was funny to watch two guys on bikes slap and tickle each other.
It is quite common for riders to use blocking tactics when other members of their team are up the road in a break but apparently what incensed Evans in this case was that they were riding to the front and then braking! There is a big difference between not trying very hard and almost causing a pile-up!Stephen-D said:i remember seeing him have a spat at another rider who kept purposely going ahead to slow down the peloton because someone in his team were in a breakaway! was funny to watch two guys on bikes slap and tickle each other.