Does anybody watch this?
I dont mind watching it...its pretty amazing they can ride for five hours straight at 45km/hr.
The peleton almost always gobbles up the early breakaway group, but riders still choose to break early
I dont really understand the teams ....It seems they have 6-7 riders whom all help out 1 guy...but if said riders are good enough to stay in front of him most of the way why cant they just ride their own race.
For example last night Thomas Klooden was racing up a mountain and his teammate Alexander Vinichorov, one of the tournament favourites, was riding in his slipstream...So basically Klooden works his arse off to give Vinichorov a free ride up the mountain.
Eventually Vinichorov falls off, Klooden leaves him behind but his team tells him to wait for him.
Why cant Klooden Race for himself in that situation?
Does anyone know cycling strategy?