Sophistic wrote:The only way i can see Kolobnev selling LBL for just 100k is that he was tired and didnt believe in his chances anymore, so he basically offered his help for 100k and not the win.
Ya.. If it is true, a big if, it seems more likely that Vino paid Kolobnev to work hard and maintain the split. If Kolobnev didn't like his chances in a 5 way sprint, it would make sense to take some money and a guaranteed second place. Of course that makes a much less sensational headline.
I wonder if Hugo Koblet's bookie helped Vino with the payment