It now been a long time since we saw Andy up front on the climbs. Obviously he had a crash in 2012 and broke his sacrum, but he seems to have never been the same again. I have no idea how this would affect a rider. 2013 was full of abandons and he dropped out of the tour again this year. Have we seen the best of him already? The last couple of years are exactly when we should have been seeing him at his prime. It literally takes a one in a billion athlete to win the Tour and he has just gone back into the pack, he could ride anyone on this board into the floor, but it takes a bit more to win at the top level.
I remember his epic solo mountain break away in 2011, when Evans (finally) realised he had to hunt him down and it turned into a dramatic painful two man mountain time trial [Evans always made most things look painful.] I hope that is not the last best thing we will see from Andy.