Great article in Velonews about the new Director Sportiv ranting about Salvodelli's performance in the Giro. He was frustrated with his two years while he was at T-mobile. But the Velonews article also highlights numerous other athletes whos careers were excellent except when employed by the German team. Unlike CSC, Phonak, or Discovery where individuals seems to reach their potential, Jan Ullrichs best performance in the TDF in recent years seems to have been with Bianchi.
Now I'm reading an article in Cyclingnews where Vinokourov is talking about his quest to win the Tour De France. He's running out of time in his career and he wants to stand on the podium in the Yellow Jersey. He spoke specifically about denying Lance Armstrong another Yellow Jersey.
Here is an awesome team with no less than three riders capable of winning the TDF and a Sprinter capable of winning the green Jersey. So who works for whom? Are they a flat stage team working for the green or a GC team supporting the climbers?
I am confused with this team strategy. (Or lack of decisive team leadership)