Originally Posted by markjohnconley
What is it called when a cyclist sits at the back of a breakaway not contributing, you know, like Leukemans did for so much of the later laps of the race.
That particular scenario was normal in-race behaviour, when a team mate is in front (something that f.i. Ricco seemingly doesn't know) - and Pozzato indeed (wheel)sucked all life out of a potential winning breakaway, everyone could see his destructive racing sunday.
The Belgians animated the race and deserved more from their effort, but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes when you don't have a decent finisher (or at least burn him out before the finish).