Team Saxo Bank crisis?
Team Saxo Bank has just come out of the latest UCI rankings as the 7th best team in the UCI's team rankings. Best Team Saxo Bank rider on the individual list is Frank Schleck who is number 12. Both results are not the norm for Bjarne's super teams.
Even worse is the overall score if you the Giro 2009 into accounts. There was not many points to the team. Lars Bak was the best rider with top 20, and great respect for the personal beautiful result. For a Team like Team Saxo Bank, it is not ok that the best rider turns out to be No. 20 overall and not even be able to take a stage victory. Lars Bak's focus on the overall classement cost his strenght for him when he at two times had the opportunity to tae the stage victory. My oppinion: Drop the overall at go 100% to take the two stage victories!
Bjarne and Kim from Team Saxo Bank says their performance in the Giro d 'Italia is acceptable. I say they have failed!
When the Tour de France is over in two months I am pretty sure that the whole spring will be forgotten, because I believe that Team Saxo Bank will have an incredibly beautiful Tour de France this year.
Cancellara without injury and in 100%, the brothers Schleck could take some victories in the mountains and perhaps Andy in the top 3. Then the Team is all well again and maybe come back in the top 3 teams in the rankings. But it all depends on a succesfull Tour. Its a lot of preassure.
The value of a man like Cancellara is invaluable. His injury in the spring has cost much exposure in the media. He comes back with 100 % and takes prologue in Monaco I am quite sure and fair enough, they have not had luck on their side this spring, but I hope it will come in a month time.