|Becoming a Cadel Evans fan||theBreeze|
May 26, 2002 7:46 AM
|Is anyone else as impressed with Evans performance in the Giro as I am? I know he was a very successful mtn bike racer, but the transition to full time road racing is not trivial. He is becoming a real factor in the Giro.
Can you all shout "AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE!"?
|I hope he is on the podium (second to Tyler, that is!) -nm||Tig|
May 26, 2002 10:17 AM
|re: Becoming a Cadel Evans fan||yeah right|
May 26, 2002 11:54 AM
|I've thought that he had a good chance to be a good GT rider since I saw him last year, but I had no idea that he would be this good, this soon. I thought he was 3-4 years from making a major impact. Go Cadel.|
|Can I say I've been predicting this?||tempeteKerouak|
May 26, 2002 5:00 PM
|I've been looking forward to this.
Don't matter now how he finishes the Giro. He could win it, be on the podium, or drop out...
This guy is going for the Tour very soon. He has Miguel Martinez with him and Robert Hunter from South Africa...
Now that Garzelli and Bettini (thorn muscle? yeah, right!!) are conveniently out. These guys will have a chance to dog fight it in the climbs
I'm enjoying watching and following Cadel very much!
|I think he is after Giro||cyclopathic|
May 26, 2002 1:11 PM
|he didn't bust his a$$ to win 13th stage, he probably could have.
And he has a chance if he can outclimb Tyler and keep off Cassagrande and Frigo. I can't wait to see stages 16,17,18 (Tyler will probably have 19 TT)
|Cadel has a great shot||lnin0|
May 26, 2002 10:00 PM
|I'd say Cadel is becoming the odds on favorite.
So far is does not appear that Hamilton, Casagrande or Frigo are riding as well as Evans is in the mountains. And even if Casagrande or Frigo find some legs in the mountains, Evans proved today he can take time back from then in the TT.
I think his biggest obsticle will be Hamilton. If Tylor can put in some great days in the mountains then he will win it outright in the final TT. If Hamilton can't at least stay with Cadel then I think Cadel will take it all.
To me it doesn't look like Casagrande is in good enough form. Frigo may be the dark horse as he has been lying pretty low and his TT was impressive also. Verbrugghe will make it interesting.
|I'm pulling for him, too.||look271|
May 27, 2002 5:58 AM
|It would be great to see 2 non-euros on the podium. Besides, I've got him on my Performance fantasy team. :-) Tyler and Cadel-that would be too good.|
|re: He was AUS National Road Champion||jrm|
May 27, 2002 2:57 PM
|Before he was a MTB racer...yeah he has been given a chance to lead Maipal since their sprinter was busted.
|re: He was AUS National Road Champion||willem72|
May 27, 2002 4:06 PM
|Cadel was never Australian road champ. Robbie is currently that titleholder, and it seems to be doing a power of good.
Cadel's always won on the road, but never the national champs (even when we've had 2 or three versions in the one year - now rationalised on one only).
Garzelli, busted Mapei leader, is not strictly a sprinter - more a roleur who can mix it in the sprints and the largish mountains.
Agreed tho' - two non-Euros on the podium would be great to see. Imagine when an African or Asian wins a grand tour (the S Americans are already there). Then we will know that our sport is truly international.