I think all these riders have an ego that's not too small and like to show themselves and be protagonists (although it might be more effective if there are actually live pictures...) Not too bad for the races.
Exactly how was Vansevenant THE favourite for this race? There are plenty of young, promising riders at the startlist. Of course he is/was one of the top contenders but he isnt exactly head and shoulders above this field.
I was only partly serious. But he definitely could. The point was that he suffered from the TT being a TTT and would otherwise have been in the mix for the overall win.You are actually that confident that Van Wilder with two race days in his legs would beat Ethan Hayter in a pan-flat 14 k itt? Dont be silly.