Obviously Wiggo can climb. However, If Froome, Nibali etc went toe to toe with Sir Brad. They would leave him for dust! That's what i was getting at.
My take on 2012.. Froome beat him in the Vuelta in 2011. So, going into 2012, you'd have thought Team Sky would of invested in Froome. But, Big Dave choose to go all in on brad (the year in Yellow, see).. Froome was told, "You will get your chance", to which has had many chances and multiple wins. So, to go against all that and attack your leader, is a bullchit move. He's also Kenyan, who lives in Monaco.. Wanker!
Prime Cav yeah.. Don't think he'll break the tour stage record. Doesn't have the legs anymore...
As for Merkx.. Way ahead of my time.. Don't quote me on this, but isn't Cav's stage wins 'better' than Eddie's? Something about how they were won etc