Unless he's pulling off the biggest fake in the industry then I don't think he's at the level of a top domestique at the moment so why even take him to the Tour?
What is puzzling for me is they will have seen & studied all his power stats and performances in Tenerife and they'll know exactly where he is in terms of preparation and in comparison to the other guys on the camp and they have persisted with getting him ready for the Tour.
IMHO.... They're either hiding it because it's bad or they're hiding it because they're planning something big and they're hoping to catch the other
That was even tougher than I expected and I only did the 180. Kudo's to all those who tackled the full ride, I have the utmost respect for all of you but just shout if you need a reference for a good psychologist.
I enjoyed the Rooiberg stage but that Caltizdorp stage broke me in half. Thank God I found my legs with 30km's to go. My legs still feel broken.
Well done to Dryland on presenting a great event, I cannot fault anything.
As a touring bike, function wins over form but damn, that bike looks like my old dutch aunties shopping cruiser in that setup. But hey, it it works for you and you prefer it, then that's all that counts
If 26er duals are still fetching around 6-7K then I'd guess a titanium hardtail around the 10K mark? Lovely bike, I never realized that Wheeler made a titanium frame. That's a nice collectible piece for someone into mtbs.
This has happened to me several times when trying to purchase vintage bikes. My response is pretty much a standard reply of #gofuckyourself and then let karma do the rest. What goes around comes around.