I’m really looking forward to the Giro this year, maybe more than the Tour. That said I’m really looking forward to seeing how the Green jersey plays out this year and who might be able to challenge Sagan.
Since Will’s very quick departure, the question is already being asked about kids like Caleb. The season hasn’t even started and he’s already smashed how many races? Now a UCI world tour race and still a full season in Europe running through the course of this year. Also just because your going fast now, does not mean you’ll go any good later in the year.
I don’t get this. Will Walker had a serious congenital heart condition, it is separate as to the workload that pro cyclists do. One of my friends who once raced for the Netherlands (easily the strongest person I have ridden with) had the same condition. He has also just quit for the same reason after he flatlined on the way to hospital after a race. It had nothing to do with his workload but was just a matter of time.
Pros are supposed to have to have a number of heart scans and health checks to catch things like this, the issue is that while one person with a condition may be fine for their entire career, another may have a serious episode like Will Walker has just had.
+1 on the giro. Going to try to get to the Stelvio stage after going last year when it snowed over.
Yeah wasn’t trying to necessary trying to couple them together but smashed typed that whilst scoffing lunch. More on the note of fatigue etc etc… and over working young athletes way to early. Not just cycling related as well and yes I know there are support staff, testing etc and all that jazz but its happened before plenty of times in other sports.
Looking forward to watching this guy shred this year.
I’m also looking forward to the Giro. I’m really happy for Porte, and he seems like a good guy. It’s good to see other Aussies are getting a go, especially as team leader. But I hope Cadel buries every body.