You’d think with his level of experience, he could put in minimal effort on the early kms, coast along in the bunch and stay fresh before the pave really starts to come thick and fast. If he gets onto the front and shows his jersey at Arenberg or any of the sectors immediately following, it’ll have been a worthwhile spend on his sponsor’s part.42x16ss said:What was the length of the race? Also, how hilly?Cance > TheRest said:For sure it will be interesting. Based on the race he rode in Hungary, where a decimated peloton finished with about 48km/h average, he's in more than great shape for a 52 year old. Not that the said effort required was big if all he did was sit in the back of the group. But it's difficult to know.
Still being at the pointy end after 150kms+ at 48km/h suggests Tafi could still race at Div 3 level as a domestique.
With the proper focus he could help the team lead of a Pro Conti team get to the Arenberg in a good position at the least.