114th Paris-Roubaix - UCI World Tour (10/4-2016)

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DFA123 said:
JRanton said:
DFA123 said:
Pretty poor stuff from Sky. Four riders in the lead group - should be using at least two of them at the front now, because they won't be much use if Canc, Sagan, Stybar, Terpstra, Kristoff etc... all get back on. This break is their chance for a win; they should go all in for it now.
They only have Moscon to use. Puccio is ahead in the break.
There are definitely four there - and they've sent one to the front. Good decision.

This is the crucial phase in the race. If the front peloton can maintain 45+ seconds while Canc and Sagan use up all their team-mates it should be decisive.
You forget about the Ukrainian powerhouse up front ;)

Whatever happens, Sagz/Fabian simply aren't good enough if they cannot bridge a 30 second gap on a group of 2nd tier riders up front. And ofcourse they can
 
So when do Sagan and Cance try go for it? Immediately on the next section and hope to bridge and recover before someone attacks from the front group, or do they gamble on teammates getting this closer before someone tries to make another decisive effort
 
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Cance > TheRest said:
DFA123 said:
JRanton said:
DFA123 said:
Pretty poor stuff from Sky. Four riders in the lead group - should be using at least two of them at the front now, because they won't be much use if Canc, Sagan, Stybar, Terpstra, Kristoff etc... all get back on. This break is their chance for a win; they should go all in for it now.
They only have Moscon to use. Puccio is ahead in the break.
There are definitely four there - and they've sent one to the front. Good decision.

This is the crucial phase in the race. If the front peloton can maintain 45+ seconds while Canc and Sagan use up all their team-mates it should be decisive.
You forget about the Ukrainian powerhouse up front ;)

Whatever happens, Sagz/Fabian simply aren't good enough if they cannot bridge a 30 second gap on a group of 2nd tier riders up front. And ofcourse they can
It's not that simple though. 30 seconds is a pretty huge gap to close anyway. The minute they attack, Sky and Lotto DS will be on the radio, telling their doms to immediately push hard at the front. It's not like closing down a group of favourites, none of whom want to take a pull.

Also, the energy they would use to do that would leave them vulnerable to a counter attack - particularly by Terpstra or Stybar.
 
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DFA123 said:
42x16ss said:
Come on guys, help Tony out!
It's almost like Sky and Lotto don't want to win the race. They may well need Martin's power later to stay clear; crazy not to use up some of their lightweight doms now, who won't last the distance anyway.
They don't want to sprint against Boonen but they haven't stopped to consider that there's still riders up the road
 

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