At least Mollema and Bouchard not managing to close a gap that was 50 meters at one point provides some fun.Damn, sometimes it's cruel that we can watch stages in full. If we had just been able to read about carnage, ending with a fairly dull break, it wouldn't have felt as disappointing as it does now that we saw what could have been.
Yeah, I was going to post the same.They don't want Mollema.
If Mollema wants this, he'll have to go solo on the uncategorised climb that's coming up shortly. And then hope and pray he can recover half a minute.
Mollema looks stronger, though. Bouchard almost got dropped at one point.Bouchard is no slouch on a climb, either.
Strong deja vu flashbacks of the break that formed when Sagan took his epic win last yearGanna and Sagan in break makes it very strong first part of stage
ISN need to get a move on
Bahrain only started pulling again after Ravanelli closed the gap though, it's not as if Mollema wasn't close at one point.If Mollema was in good form they'd be on by now. The Androni guy made it over on his own
Why not? ISN doesn't want to give Mäder the jersey, but the team is very weak in the mountains so they would need help from other teams in the middle part of the stage, and I don't really see who's gonna go all out to go for the stage win. Though of course, Movistar might just pull them back for no reason.chances of the 6 making it to the finish are not that good imo. So either way not a great decision
Looked like they were pulling throughout to me. The break was not really established at that point since the stage hunting group was only 20 seconds backBahrain only started pulling again after Ravanelli closed the gap though, it's not as if Mollema wasn't close at one point.
There also was a brief descent when the gap was almost closed and Mohoric is up front, that's definitely played a role.Looked like they were pulling throughout to me. The break was not really established at that point since the stage hunting group was only 20 seconds back
Bauke is between a rock and a hard place atm.