Cyclocross Skills On The Road
I am gonna come right out and say it. Stage racers are largely a bunch of pussies. Last year at A Tour de France it rained on the cobbles and most of the “contenders” were rendered flaccid. (not to mention the crying after) All except for Vincenzo Nibali. Today we saw a similar result at Criterium de Dauphine. A little rain and guys like Froome and Van Garderen wilt.
My advice to these guys is get a cyclocross bike, spend some (a lot) of time on it this fall and learn some skills.