Ok, So if you have been around the forum's any amount of time, you'll have seen me express my views on him a number of times. Its fair to say, I am not his biggest fan and didn't really like him much at all.
It wasn't much to do with his cycling skills, which are about the best amongst the top sprinters. It was more based on his boring interviews, voice and just him in general when not sitting in the saddle.
2012 has brought a change for me. Firstly because of his little outburst at the interviewer who asked him about being tired after the TdF. Quite a good come back from him.
BUT, more because of him sitting in the box at the velodrome and talking about track cycling (which he knows a fair bit about). The first night of the track, he said about five words and looks very nervous and came across as his normal boring self. I thought, oh no, here we go.
Since then, he's been on great form and come out of his shell so much. A new found respect for him from me. I will probably never be his biggest fan, but I'm coming round to him slightly.
Just thought I'd make that public as I knew a few on here think I hate him with a passion