How about this Colombian guy on AG2R?
Carlos Betancur, the guy who keeps claiming after every win that he’s a few kilos over his ideal race weight.
The man is starting to sound like Thomas Voeckler, Monsieur Sandbagger himself.
Betancur won a stage and the overall in the Tour de Haut Var and claimed to be surprised since he was a few kilos too heavy.
Then he won two stages in Paris-Nice and took over the blue leader’s jersey and still insists he’s carrying some extra weight up the mountain. Yeah, if I attack, don’t mind me boys, I’m just too fat to stay ahead of the chase group.
Hmmm, maybe he is at ideal race weight and doesn’t know it — or doesn’t want any rivals to know. Maybe he needs to keep those extra kilos before he wastes away, gets down to Chris Froome weight, down to emaciated Tour climber weight and starts, you know, losing.
Perhaps the director sportif at AG2R should look into keeping Betancur’s plate full at the dinner table. No sense trying to cut back his portions – the guy is scoring major stage wins in WorldTour races.
Should Betancur keep winning he will single-handedly mess up those complicated equations of doping conspiracy theorists like Anton Vayer. Even Dr. Evil Michele Ferrari would be scratching his head at Betancur’s power-to weight-ratio.
Chapeau Betancur. Keep eating buddy.