To be fair it was Van Aert's first race with a bullseye on his back, he should adapt in the classics. Wouldn't be surprised if he pulls a Sagan PR 2018 at some point in the near futureVan Aert's chance was to attack from the group. He was not only the best sprinter in the group, but also - especially with Roglic struggling - the fastest "time trialist". Either he did it wrong, or he did not have the power. In the end, though, they were not even close to catching the Frenchman.