Tinea Pedis wrote:
Tinea Pedis wrote:
Marvellous for Martin to show how weak the Garmin team is
Since this is directed at me and you seemingly can't read clear English, I never said the riders on the team were weak, I said that they were not a threat to Sky or any team with GC ambitions. I quoted Vaughters as saying that they would give Sky a run for their money as my reference. Is this clear enough? Even when I broke down each rider I said Martin was a great rider, but my point was that they wouldn't have a team capable of, like Vaughters said, giving Sky any trouble in the GC battle.
Anything else you need me to clarify for you or is being smug more fun?
Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) potential threat depending on recovery from his crash. Strong ride this year, but not as snappy as Froome, Contador, or the Rodriguez although he could take a stage win or get in a risky break
Daniel Martin (IRL) same as Hesjedal
Less than a minute off the podium
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 36:59:18
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:25
3 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:44
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:28
Your words, in "clear English", chief.
Back at ya with some fine results, Dan Martin is definitely going to TT his way onto the podium:
12 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:08 Good ride, props to a youngster for doing this well after suffering in the mountains so far.
62 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:03:36
110 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:04:35
136 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:05:02
Talansky with a good TT, but not sitting well enough to make a great GC appearance. Martin could get lucky in the mountains, but I doubt anyone will let him off his leash. Hardly the results of a team that is going to give Sky "a run for their money":
13 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 05:48:00
24 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:13:11
41 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:32:38
60 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:46:27
98 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 1:12:50
122 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 1:28:08
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate