What does the rider weigh? big numbers, but he looks pretty big too!
OJ is right. A-V's racing weight 69-70kg.
I'm pretty sure that during the season he wasn't under 70kg at any point.
Yes He is great talent but no professional contract...so far.
He has a good numbers, slightly higher what I still have. Vo2 is at the level of my best.
A-V has two problems that are not small ones. He fails to win races even in Finland. Normally strong guys get noticed even if they wouldn't win. During the season I didn't see him doing any damage to the peloton.
Second problem is probably something that comes with age. He seems to suffer from long-race-fatigue more than others.
Finnish races are not that difficult so you can win races even if you label yourself as a climber. Especially since he has the numbers to go on a flat also. One of the races I won I just used brute strength to ride away. I attacked and then tt'ed with avg 408w for the remaining 15km's to finish line. He also has the ability to do it so he should do it.
But to be honest, as longs as he can't win even in Finland it's going to be very hard to get contract to other countries.
Don't get me wrong, I'll help as soon as I see it's time to do it.