Or deflecting blame away from herself if she felt the question to be "was it your fault for not taking her seriously as a threat?"Maybe it's just Dutch bluntness?
I mean, breaks that gain like 10 minutes in women's cycling almost never happen. I mean, they seldom happen in men's cycling nowadays, but they used to happen reasonably often in flat stages, especially in hotter races like transitional week 2 ones in the south of France in Le Tour, or "those" meseta stages in the Vuelta with a solitary rider for Andalucía-CajaSur going up the road alone, so it wouldn't really be a surprise. In women's cycling, a lead of that kind of level for a break of the day exploit without the top teams represented is almost unheard of.