Interesting about the lead out part. I suppose it’s not much use being great at moving through the peloton if you keep leaving your sprinter behind.Philipsen is very maneuverable and technical. It's why he was never a good fit as a leadout for Kristoff because the latter often couldn't follow him. But up until now, Philipsen always seemed to lack pure speed and got a massive amount of top 10 finishes, with very few victories. Maybe he just came into the wind too soon in the past. Today he came very late and he beat to strong guys, who might have started too early
The speed with which the one Michelton guy coming from way behind is crashing into/over the other who's already lying halfway in the ditch is pretty insane.
He was "lucky". If he hadn't crash over his teammate, he probably would have gone straight into that brick wall.The speed with which the one Michelton guy coming from way behind is crashing into/over the other who's already lying halfway in the ditch is pretty insane.
He was flying Superman-style for a second there, until rudely returning to earth (and landing on someone else’s bike).The speed with which the one Michelton guy coming from way behind is crashing into/over the other who's already lying halfway in the ditch is pretty insane.
Stuyven is not in this race, Kirsch was the leadout guy.Ackermann is super fast but he doesn’t make reliably good split second decisions. He was in quite a similar situation to Bennett on the Champs Elysee at risk of ending up in the wind too soon with his lead out starting to fade and Stuyven leading Pedersen past him.
Bennett let both come by and took Pedersen’s wheel. Ackermann immediately grabbed for Stuyven’s wheel, something Pedersen was happy to let him do because Pedersen is smart. Stuyven then starts to slow and Ackermann has no choice left but to go too early. By the time he’s at the line he is visibly dying.
Okay, that's probably true. But not five and a half weeks from the end of the season.PCS and firstcycling now saying Kragh Andersen did not start?
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