I have to agree with you about the KOM competition, I used to regard it above the points competition, but it seems to have dimished in importance to me, it does need something to spice it up.Personally though, I'm becoming somewhat disillusioned with the "King of the Mountains"
It’s a tricky one for the organisers, they have to offer big points to the early hills to animate the race.I have to agree with you about the KOM competition, I used to regard it above the points competition, but it seems to have dimished in importance to me, it does need something to spice it up.
I have been trying to make sense of Ketone drinks, apparently they were funded by DARPA and created at Oxford University hardly a combination of "nutty health food wierdos" :-).True. There are already dissenters talking about his performance in this race. I'd be lying if I said it hadn't crossed my mind.
I always knew Thomas was a potential GT winner from early in his career - I said (to anyone who would listen) when Sky launched that they should focus on him rather than Wiggins. His problem was that because he was brought up through the BC system with its focus on Olympic medals, he wasted too many of his prime years fannying about on the track. OK, so that might partly have been wishful thinking but once he put his mind to it, and really started to believe in himself as a top road racer, he came good for me. Of course, he also had a huge amount of luck with other elements of the race going in his favour last year - but no one ever won the Tour without a bit of luck on their side.He seems to be more of a day-racer to short tour specialist, more like a new Valverde. Mind you, so was Thomas before last year.