Not sure about that at all. He didn't look good. Basically what he's looked like all winter. I hope he can still turn things around but for now it looks like MVDP will smoke him on the road as well.Dekker_Tifosi said:Yeah a lot have good explanations. And a lot of riders got sick, especially the ones racing in Algarve apparently.SafeBet said:Vanmarcke is the biggest question mark to me. He's normally very good here and he looked in shape earlier in the season, but was dropped like a stone today.Dekker_Tifosi said:Otherwise a lot of not so hot contenders. But it's still early March ofcourse..
Van Aert had no racing days (on the road) before today so a bit of rust could be expected.
And what about Valgren? Never seen him today.
Van Aert actually surprised me even though he was dropped later on. He had indeed no race days and came off a rocky CX season. He will be fine in april I guess.