Valverde Wins Everything!
|Balaverde lets the arrow fly for a record fifth time|
So, technically he hasn't won everything but he has dominated the early stage races and made winning in the Ardennes look easy, ringing up double digit victories in the process and its only April. Obviously Valverde is our top Wiskota performer in the Ardennes, but a few others deserve mention. Since winning San Remo, Kwiatkowski (The Quiet One, Kwiat1™) has earned himself two classics podiums as well as a top ten at Fleche. He looks on pace for a career season. Tim Wellens has attacked again and again, earning himself little to no points but the admiration of some, but not many. GVA is still racing and managed a top ten at Liege, that's kind of nuts seeing as he ways about 30 pounds more than Valverde. Speaking of lighter guys, Sergio Henao continues a strong season with a podium at Fleche and a high finish at Liege after animating much of the race. Danny Boy Martin may be right that if he wants to win in the Ardennes again he may have to wait until Valverde retires, despite this truth he has some very respectable results as well. Perhaps now he knows how Purito felt. Bardet and Yates continue to show promise and Ion Izaguirre looks like he'll be in the mix for years to come. Lastly, the Wiskota blog has to give a shout out to Rory Sutherland, the Chillcoot Allstar, for all of his work at Movistar. Many of us stood inches away as he repeatedly destroyed the competition in Stillwater. Nowadays he is routinely found first at the front of a chasing peloton and later celebrating on a victorious team bus.
|Keep pulling Rory|
Next up, Romandie. But don't forget the Giro starts May 5th and our first transfer window opens up May 1st. WISKOTA!