Over the years I've watched cycling, a number of riders have shown the promise that made me believe that I was watching a future champion. For some reason or the other, a number of these riders have failed to live up to that promise.
Here is a list of riders who I had the highest hopes for but somehow things didn't quite fall into place for them. I have considered riders from around the 2000 season onwards.
I don't consider the list to be exhaustive and look forward to your comments if you disagree with my selection or in adding to the list.