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75th Tour de Romandie (2.UWT) // 27th of April - 2nd of May 2021

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Surely the neutralisation has been over long enough for both (main) groups that the peloton should've had plenty of time to do something about the gap? It's not Reichenbach pulling, is it?
yeah, they will use it as an excuse if the break wins, but in the end, Movistar just also didn't care enough to speed up after the neutralization ended.

And to be honest, it would never be fair anyway, as no one can stop the dropped riders of returning to the peloton. So with the gap staying the same, the peloton would have had an advantage then due to increased manpower
 
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Surely the neutralisation has been over long enough for both (main) groups that the peloton should've had plenty of time to do something about the gap? It's not Reichenbach pulling, is it?

Not the point, I've gone back. It's a gap of 3,40 when the break cross the KOM point. It's over 5 minutes when the peleton is given the go again. That's not right at all.

Maybe the timing was wrong but to me it looks like the break were brought down at faster speed than the peleton in the 3k part.
 
And to be honest, it would never be fair anyway, as no one can stop the dropped riders of returning to the peloton. So with the gap staying the same, the peloton would have had an advantage due to increased manpower

I still maintain that the gruppetto was probably behind their own safety car.

Not the point, I've gone back. It's a gap of 3,40 when the break cross the KOM point. It's over 5 minutes when the peleton is given the go again. That's not right at all.

Was it? Didn't quite see when the neutralisation ended? (Was watching proceedings over in Austria as well.)

Also, this is enough of a shambles to kick the race out of the WorldTour next year but if the Polish crash wasn't enough for that nothing will ever be...

Poland was far worse than this! Poland was a guy almost dying, this is a - possibly faultly executed - attempt at preventing people from getting hurt.
 
Fun fact from Brian Holm commenting on the Danish broadcast:

He says in Switzerland it's law to have bicycle lights mounted on the bike when you ride - but they get dispensation for races.

However that means, that at various races several riders have been stopped by police and fined, when riding from the finish line to their hotel, so the teams bring bicycle lights for race days in Switzerland, to hand out to riders at the finish line.
 
I admit I didn't see everything but what I saw was the peloton seriously neutralized, pressing to go faster, and the break seriously riding the descent.
There was a gamble between Movistar and Ineos which made the time gap go up further afterwards, but this just screwed the situation.

Ya, even still the time gap went up about 30-40 seconds in the rest of the descent and flat (so in the 20k or so) and in the 3k it went up about 80-90 seconds.
 
Cort is such an odd duck.

He can do pretty much all the same things Sagan can (and even climbs better) - except for positioning.

When it comes to fighting for position, he is one of the worst riders in the peloton, he regularly gets pushed around and loses wheels, and is never in the right spot at the right time.

The lack of that one skill, is the difference between him being a superstar in cycling - and a pretty good pro who wins occasionally.
 
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