Perhaps it was actually good that Vanendert was able to ride his own tempo on that climb the whole time (and not fight for position etc.). Only the bit at the foot may have cost him second - I don't think he would've beaten Julian.Mayomaniac said:He was great in Itzulia and has a track record of peaking right for the Ardennes.Samamba said: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?El Pistolero said:Lotto rode like morons. Lost all respect for Benoot and Wellens.
The real mistake was to ride for Wellens and not for Vanendert, but who could've known Vanendert was gonna be this strong.
He's probably the best puncheur on the team, when he's in shape (only 3 weeks durning the whole season).