OK, the title is a little corny but the point I want to discuss is why is Floyd the only guy in the last few years (since Pantani?) to go all out and go for broke? Is it simply because he bonked yesterday and truly had nothing to lose? Why don't some of the other riders do it. . .win or die gloriously? I was listening to the OLN broadcast today and either Phil or Paul were discussing early on how he was going to ride potentially his last tour with a valiant charge, not thinking he could hold on and get back into the hunt.
So, why do we see this so rarely? Was Armstrong's hold on the peloton (physical and mental) so great that no one dared? Eddie Mercxx aparently called Floyd and told him that 6th or 26th are the same and go for it (as he did). Why aren't we treated to more men like Eddie and Floyd?