2018 La Fleche Wallonne

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El Pistolero said:
Lotto rode like morons. Lost all respect for Benoot and Wellens.

But hell yeah, Alaphilippe wins! Previous editions of FW were raced too easy. Hard tempo appears to have killed Valverde.
Terrible post. Lotto finished 3rd - a strong result. And Valverde was 2nd - it hardly killed him. Alaphilippe was just on fire - a great performance from him.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Lotto rode like morons. Lost all respect for Benoot and Wellens.

But hell yeah, Alaphilippe wins! Previous editions of FW were raced too easy. Hard tempo appears to have killed Valverde.
First podium for Lotto at Fleche since Gilbert, pretty decent result to me:rolleyes:

If you wanna troll, try harder so it's actually amusing
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
wait, wait, it turns out that the best puncheurs in the world know what they are doing when they wait for the Mur? But everyone here assured us that they are suicidal morons riding for Valverde?
QS never rode on the front of the peloton: UAE, Dimension Data and Lotto did.

Your point is entirely invalid.
 
What this race mostly showed is that Valverde never was unbeatable. I don't think he was any worse than in previous years, but he didn't have the team to control everything and then the tempo on the Mur was super high right from the beginning. That's how it's done.
 
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DFA123 said:
El Pistolero said:
Lotto rode like morons. Lost all respect for Benoot and Wellens.

But hell yeah, Alaphilippe wins! Previous editions of FW were raced too easy. Hard tempo appears to have killed Valverde.
Terrible post. Lotto finished 3rd - a strong result. And Valverde was 2nd - it hardly killed him. Alaphilippe was just on fire - a great performance from him.
Lotto could have won had they raced more intelligently.

They should have attacked before the Mur with Wellens and kept Vanendert as a backup option for the final.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Lotto rode like morons. Lost all respect for Benoot and Wellens.
Lol stop crying. They would've been 8th or so if they didn't try to close the gap with Benoot. Now they are 3th, what do you think they prefer?

The real mistake was to ride for Wellens and not for Vanendert, but who could've known Vanendert was gonna be this strong.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
wait, wait, it turns out that the best puncheurs in the world know what they are doing when they wait for the Mur? But everyone here assured us that they are suicidal morons riding for Valverde?
Indeed. Who would have though that Alaphilippe was correct not to try to close a 50 second gap the breakaway solo. Quickstep weren't so pathetic after all. :eek:
 
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