Originally Posted by cineteq
The joke's on you, pay attention to the race. Gilbert clearly sat up after the the big 3 took off. So your comment is really irrelevant.
I doubt he sat up. He needs the race intensity to continue to improve so what would he gain from shutting it down early, especially since it wasn't
a given that the 3 would stay away when they initially got away. If he had the form to finish higher than he did he would've. Arguably, he would've been in better position to either follow Boonen and Pip or at minimum, go with Sagan when he made his failed attempt to bridge.