Qhebeka did mess up. Nizzolo was riding for Walscheid, then the later got boxed in, Nizzolo saw it and started sprinting himself.OK, I could only read the blow-by-blow at work so I just got the chance to see the video. That was a beautiful move/leadout for Alpecin-Fenix, and a terrific sprint from JP. From reading many of the post it sounded like other teams messed up. I don't agree that anyone 'messed up', Alpecin just nailed it.
They got off easy with Bennett. He was able to win pretty much on his own by surfing wheels and when he did have a leadout, it was Archibold, who he took with him. Ackerman is fast but he needs better support.Schwarzman and Selig just aren't very good leadoutmen. Sooner Bora and Ackerman realise this the better.
I’m a bit more concerned about Ackermann’s form than that. Yes, he has always been more dependent on team support than more skilled wheelsurfers, but he hasn’t looked good this year even when they have put him in the right place.They got off easy with Bennett. He was able to win pretty much on his own by surfing wheels and when he did have a leadout, it was Archibold, who he took with him. Ackerman is fast but he needs better support.
That’s not quite accurate, Bennett was going quite a lot faster at the end. Not that that means that he was better on the day - sprinting mostly isn’t a drag race and Bennett was coming out of the slipstream, so he should be going faster.but Bennett also barely gained a meter on Philipsen..