Wow, lose my internet for a day and this thing grows and grows!
njee20 wrote:I think it's fair to say that many (and I don't mean all) are not the finely honed athletes that some of the other sports yield.
Yes, I'd agree with that.
Whilst the top guys, who are in with a chance of becoming the world cup series winner are all pushing themselves very hard, you only need to leave the top 6 or 7 riders, before you find riders who "are not strong pedallers".
Well, sorry to be brutal, but if you're a sponsored rider, then you better train, and train hard. Why the hell would you expect your sponsor and team to pay for you to go pi**ing about all over the world, when you can't even be arsed to actually train?
You're a professional, start behaving like one.
You will NEVER beat the likes of Gee or Gwinn overall if you're not strong in every aspect of DH riding, and that includes pedalling.