No, after the Bemelerberg it was headwind most of the time. Only the finishing straight was tailwind.Red Rick said:This is with tailwind correct?Dekker_Tifosi said:
There's no way Alaphilippe and Fuglsang get caught if they keep riding, but Alaphilippe knew he had to be careful or **** up his sprint cause he was super dead and Fuglsang thought he couldn't win otherwise.
Just glad Fuglsang got the podium though. Hope he gets 2nd in Liege after his old buddy Nibali
My take is that Alaphilippe was pretty much dead and that if he would have gone full gas into that headwind, he knew there was a big chance that Fuglsang would have outsprinted him. Fuglsang on the other hand had to tire out Ala if he wanted a chance. So both Ala and Fuglsang gambled to win the race and lost. It's nonsense imo to blame (one of) them, they did what they had to do to maximize their chance of winning. It didn't work out, that's bike racing.