Bretagne Classic + GP de Plouay

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It’s a completely inexplicable decision. They are sending a bunch sprinter and some lead outs, but there aren’t many big sprint stages and they are very much outsiders to actually win one - Bol has beaten big guns, but not often. Other than that they are stage hunting. No matter what way I look at it, I can’t see how bringing Matthews makes it less likely that they get a stage.
 
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Is it because he decided not to contest the bunch sprints/give up on the green jersey last year? Maybe there were discussions had then and there which are fruiting now...

Not saying I agree. It is pretty crazy, especially given what he did a few years ago.
 
I would think there is not much of a sporting reason. Matthews might have said something / acted in a way they did not like / so that they assume he thinks he's bigger than "the team"/them and they don't like that.
 
Is it because he decided not to contest the bunch sprints/give up on the green jersey last year? Maybe there were discussions had then and there which are fruiting now...

Not saying I agree. It is pretty crazy, especially given what he did a few years ago.
My understanding was that it was the team initiave. Do you know some source stating that this was the Bling's decision?
 

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