Originally Posted by meb
Let's diversify your gameplan.
Send your secondary GC man on a break, and he might slip away far enough to win. Or, if the GC rival runs it back down, the're worn out while your other GC man is fresh after sucking on the rival's tail.
If executed a good tactic. But what if it blows up? Your secondary GC rider gives it his all but gets caught and the energy used by other TEAMS is mainly domestics and 2nd or third mountian support guys. Then on the final climb you find your main GC guy alone while the Main GC guys on other teams all still have their number 1 mountian support guy with them.
Just playing the devils advocate. I personally would blame the result on poor execution 90% of the time. 10% is someone forgetting his role, E.g. the number 2 GC guy not being willing to give up on the break. (For Americans not unlike a baseball pitcher who does not want to come out and is not entirely honest with his manager).
Having two GC guys can be good or bad. I'd say the most important thing is how good is your DS at managing multiple interests.
Of course one thing is always good for the team. Having 2 gets you talked about and as far as the sponsor is concerned that is why they pay you. That means you have satisfied the sponsor and they are likely to decide to pay you next year too.
One bad thing for the DS is that unless the team ends with someone in Yellow he will be second guessed for sure.