(Dutch Beer Race) Amstel Gold Race 2021, 216.7k. Sunday.

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Pick the winner.

  • Pidcock / Kwiatkowski

    Votes: 9 11.3%
  • Bagioli / Vansevenant / Alaphilippe

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Schachmann / Schelling

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • van Aert / Roglic

    Votes: 33 41.3%
  • Valverde

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Hirschi

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Fuglsang

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Matthews

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Hindsgaul Madsen

    Votes: 3 3.8%
  • All these choices are ridiculous, I'm making my ballot invalid.

    Votes: 12 15.0%

  • Total voters
    80
  • Poll closed .
I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that Cofidis didn't bring Consonni. The guy finished 3rd (2nd in the bunch sprint) on a hilly Tour stage that the Kraghen won. He was also 3rd on the De Panne queenstage that Gilbert won before winning the RVV, the guy is good in a sprint after a hilly race. They didn't bring Laporte either, so no idea why they don't give him a chance to ride for himself. Last year he outperformed Viviani post-lockdown, you'd think that they'd trust him after those performances.
 
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About the womens race, did Longo Borghini not working with Niewiadoma make any sense? I don't finish womens cycling that closely so I was wondering if I was missing some crucial aspect why she wouldn't cooperate, because otherwise that seemed incredibly stupid. She looked way fresher than Niewiadoma yet refused to take a single pull. Why on earth would you do that?
 
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About the womens race, did Longo Borghini not working with Niewiadoma make any sense? I don't finish womens cycling that closely so I was wondering if I was missing some crucial aspect why she wouldn't cooperate, because otherwise that seemed incredibly stupid. She looked way fresher than Niewiadoma yet refused to take a single pull. Why on earth would you do that?
Elisa is one of the worst sprinters in the whole peloton, but I agree with you, weird tactics.
 
About the womens race, did Longo Borghini not working with Niewiadoma make any sense? I don't finish womens cycling that closely so I was wondering if I was missing some crucial aspect why she wouldn't cooperate, because otherwise that seemed incredibly stupid. She looked way fresher than Niewiadoma yet refused to take a single pull. Why on earth would you do that?
I think Libertine was very close to the truth.

Apparently Longo Borghini doesn't trust her sprint at all, because it's usually really bad and after many years she probably has a self-image of being a very, very bad sprinter... so that even in a situation where she would have a chance she doesn't believe in herself.
 
I think Libertine was very close to the truth.

Apparently Longo Borghini doesn't trust her sprint at all, because it's usually really bad and after many years she probably has a self-image of being a very, very bad sprinter... so that even in a situation where she would have a chance she doesn't believe in herself.
It's tactics from the team car - I watch all the women's races and there is no doubt the TREK director's adopt negative tactics, unless they clearly have the strongest rider.
 

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