It would give Garmin two GC guys and would be the only way they'd likely be able to be in the GC given that Astana will likely be back for 2009 and Mick Rogers should be in Columbia's 2009 team.
He's still young, already has some great wins, has great talent, and has recently started to become outspoken against doping. See, good fit?AJL said:Yeah, I don't even know what Evan's contract status is - and he doesn't seem likely to move. I don't get Cunego though? American teams seem to want the TdF, not the Giro or Vuelta.
+1. With the way that Evans continually throws his team under the bus after he can't come up with the goods (not that he wasn't at a big disadvantage against the likes of CSC), I can't see him fitting in well at Garmin. Christian is a class act, and he let his riding do the talking without making excuses. I'd like to see Cunego make the move too as it would be a way to get a "fresh start" and get some new motivation. Vaughters seems to be very good at motivating his riders and Cunego could excel in that kind of an environment. Kudos to Garmin on a great Tour showing.Einstruzende said:He's still young, already has some great wins, has great talent, and has recently started to become outspoken against doping. See, good fit?
Ok, good point! Is his contract ending this year?Einstruzende said:He's still young, already has some great wins, has great talent, and has recently started to become outspoken against doping. See, good fit?
2009. Pretty sure Cunego is contracted through 2009 with Lampre.AJL said:Ok, good point! Is his contract ending this year?
Oh well, maybe next year then. Yeah, if JV can't get anything out of TD, then I think he'll be retiring on a US domestic team.jorgy said:2009. Pretty sure Cunego is contracted through 2009 with Lampre.
And speaking of bad-mouthing his team, maybe (hopefully) Tommy D & Garmin will part ways at the end of the year, giving JV another spot on the team. I noticed that he poached the website garmin-chipotle.com, which sends you to his site. Classy guy, that Tommy D.
Um, I think that is supposed to be pronounced "terrell".weltyed said:evans is the terrell owens of cycling.
It's really hard to see him as a grand tour rider. Him having such a small climbers frame dosen't suit well to ITT or some of the long brutal flat stages. If you look back at this tour you'll see he lost time just about everywhere, but it was the time lost on the flat stages and ITT's that concern me. If anything he's 3-5 years off (said so himself on velonews) from being any type of GC rider. I think even if the tour of georgia would have had an ITT this year he would've been out of the top 10 overall.haydos said:Garmin are putting alot of faith in Trent Lowe. He will be the next GC contender after VdV. Trent was the first signing on Garmin - before VdV, Millar etc That's how much they believe in him.
I just hope he's upto it. Fingers crossed.