Re: Where's Jan ?
Originally Posted by musette
Has anybody ever wondered whether his stomach bug could have been in part caused by over-exertion on Stage 11 or something within Basso's control-- hah, hah, won by Il Falco?!
Nobody is saying Basso can't do that without LA. Just that it was more effective working as two people, and LA was the second person willing to work generally equally with (or more than) Basso in many instances. For somebody else, even if they could accompany Basso, they may take the position that Basso needs to gain time on JU more than the other less favored cyclists accompanying Basso (e.g., a Savoldelli) and they may work less than LA, who was bidding for repeat TdF wins and needed to work at least as much as Basso.
Basso is gonna have his hands full in the Giro.
DiLuca is putting his whole season on it.
Oh yeah, and Cunego, right.
If you carry him to the line he will outsprint you.
Salvo will maybe podium.
It is a climber's race to win or lose.
Having said that, the TTT and ITT favors Basso relative to the non ITTers like Cunego etc.
Julich has already said he wants to wear pink then hand it over the Basso in the last high mountains.