Originally Posted by Kind of Blued
Despite Cadel and Wiggins riding smart and winning, they sure were boring to watch.
I completely agree. Though I admit I wasn't able to watch much of it live (mostly just highlights and finishes). I had to go back and check the stage results to see where Wiggins actually made his time. Since I was doing the digging I thought I would publish (for the good of the whole) the data I found. These are his stage placings and time back from the winner.
3rd(+5s), 11th(+15s), 13th (st), 2nd(+11s), 70th(st), 6th(+9s), 6th(+54s), 10th(+10)
It seems that he won through great TT'ing ability and finishing in the middle of the leaders each day in the mountains. Overall this strikes me as pretty boring riding, but it works. Perhaps we are just to accustomed to watching freaks like Contador and Lance completely dominate races like the Tour or Giro. Big Mig is a little outside my viewing history, but I understand he won races by surviving the moutains and crushing the TT's. Was he 'boring' to watch?
Last edited by Kasseien; 06-13-11 at 10:53 PM.