Richmond Racer wrote:Out of curiosity and in the interest of balance: what does everyone make of the Irish team's performance?
All abandoned but dont see much comment about them here
It rains a poop load in Ireland!
It also rains a poop load in lots of parts of Europe, the Mediterranean contrary to popular belief is not dry and sunny all year round. Added to that not all of say Spain has a Mediterranean climate, Galicia and the Basque country for example are very wet. It rains a lot in Portugal too especially in the winter.
Interestingly Froome comes from a place where you could really argue it doesn't rain much and when it does you sure as hell don't go out riding your bike as the roads tend to look like this:
OK not all of them but I think the argument that British people should be used to the rain because it rains a lot is a bit reductive and like saying a tiny Dutch person should be able to ride fine in 50kph cross winds because it is windy in the Netherlands. The way weather effects people is physiological as well as something you acclimatise to.
Correlation is not causation.