The commentators keep saying Cadel Evans is a good descender because he was former mountain biker.
I've never been much of a mt. biker, but I find this sooo very hard to believe. I mean they are completely different disciplines. Different equipment, different riding surface, and different types of terrain. I'm sure descending down a gravel road makes you a great bike handler, but to me descending on dirt (especially on single track) seems like a completely different experience than descending a mountain road where you have the full width of the road to choose your line.
Is that just more BS that these guys are spewing?