Well played, sir!Whoever the French DS is he is clearly some sort of tactical genius.
He must have been a really saavy bike rider in his day
Last 20km? So you missed the biggest waste in talent that I have witnessed in a long time: Remco driving the lead group for over 15km to distance the chase group. He was so strong, but wasted all his energy for the team.I just finished watching the last 20 Km of the race. What happened to Belgium?
This got to be a nightmare for them. Where was Remco in all this?
Didn't they work as a team?
And Pidcock, if he was so strong why sucking wheels so much until the end?
Well, one thing I am happy about. Cobrelli didn't get a chance for sucking the wrong wheels! LOL.
And Chapeau to Ala. He was simply the best today. And it wasn't close.
Van Aert just said in an interview that he even told Stuyven that he didn't have the legs today.i have to question why was van aert looking for stuyven to do pulls for him towards the end, at that point he had to be aware he didnt have legs
stuyven could salvage at least a medal
Looks like it
Yes, I rate this bike race a 8Positives:
- Great great racing starting from very early on;
- Evenepoel never ever having to ride as a domestique again;
- Alaphilippe is a spectacular and very worthy winner;
1. Crowds were impressive in the beginning, but acted like sore loosers in the end (the main reason I didn’t go to Leuven, as I thought about how the crowds would be when no Belgian would get a medal);
2 all kinds of tactical mishaps by the Belgians, especially killing off Remco when it was already clear that WvA wasn’t doing very well, and sitting very far in the group when it was clear that alaphilippe would go full with cavagna (the move that destroyed WvA completely)
3. No medal for Stuyven in his hometown.
Wiggo and Adam Blyat can shove it!Wiggins and Blyth giving Remco a hard time on GCN. It was inexperience rather than crap Belgian tactics apparently.
If Remco would have been protected, I think he showed he had the legs today to have covered Alaphillippe.Last 20km? So you missed the biggest waste in talent that I have witnessed in a long time: Remco driving the lead group for over 15km to distance the chase group. He was so strong, but wasted all his energy for the team.
Belgium bet on the wrong horse. That Remco could have followed Alaf' imo. But as we know, coudda shoudda...