Lol. Yeah. Those pro lads are on a completely different level.he's one fit bastard though. he arrived in dublin last year, and on his first go up howth head from the village knocked 41s off the previous KOM on strava (albeit with a perfect wind).
He he was payed to ride a bicycle. On a world tour team... which, yeah.
I've ridden with bottom tier pro guys here and there, or even pro MTBers who are just training on the road. It's piss taking. It's like you going for a ride with your 9 year old nephew. Big Sprinter types would be sitting alongside you on climbs, breathing through their nose, while you're *pinned*. They weren't just leagues better than you on the way up hills either, they'd drop me off their wheels on descents too. Effortless...corner, corner, 5m gap, gone.