Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Heras The Opposition

courtesy AFP

Velo News ran a quick little blurb on Saturday about former US Postal Service team member and three-time Vuelta Espana champion Roberto Heras.

During the recent Dauphiné Libéré, Heras hardly left any impression at all as he rode well back in the pack during the big climbs at Mont Ventoux and Joux Plane. He insists, however, he'll be ready for the Tour.

Somehow, I doubt it. Heras will probably win a mountain stage if anything, and perhaps finish in the top 10. Does he have a real chance of winning the Tour, though? Probably not. He's not solid enough in the time trials (though not horrible) and doesn't have the depth of team like Ullrich, Armstrong or Basso.

Look for him to suffer more than he dominates...