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Greg Van Avermaet - Rank him against these 9 riders!

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DFA123 said:
Quite an impressive performance today, for me. Not so much in the early part of the race when he let the likes of Gilbert, Kristoff and Boonen to steal an advantage. But to get up after being brought down on some hard cobbles - knowing any remote shot of winning has gone - and then to still manage to finish 2nd showed really mental fortitude. Compared with Sagan and Naesen who just gave up at that moment - I think it showed really good character from Greg.

Sagan needed a new bike. Should he have done a Froome instead to show his "mental fortitude"? :rolleyes:
 
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Screecher said:
DFA123 said:
Quite an impressive performance today, for me. Not so much in the early part of the race when he let the likes of Gilbert, Kristoff and Boonen to steal an advantage. But to get up after being brought down on some hard cobbles - knowing any remote shot of winning has gone - and then to still manage to finish 2nd showed really mental fortitude. Compared with Sagan and Naesen who just gave up at that moment - I think it showed really good character from Greg.
Pretty sure Sagan´s Bike was broken... Greg was the luckiest of the three in that crash.
He seemed to be waiting around for an age with a team-mate for a long time, feeling sorry for himself. With 10km to the finish, you take whatever you can. Or you throw in the towel.
 
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DFA123 said:
Screecher said:
DFA123 said:
Quite an impressive performance today, for me. Not so much in the early part of the race when he let the likes of Gilbert, Kristoff and Boonen to steal an advantage. But to get up after being brought down on some hard cobbles - knowing any remote shot of winning has gone - and then to still manage to finish 2nd showed really mental fortitude. Compared with Sagan and Naesen who just gave up at that moment - I think it showed really good character from Greg.
Pretty sure Sagan´s Bike was broken... Greg was the luckiest of the three in that crash.
He seemed to be waiting around for an age with a team-mate for a long time, feeling sorry for himself. With 10km to the finish, you take whatever you can. Or you throw in the towel.
Well a chance for a top 10 was out of the window and i doubt Sagan really cares about minor placings. Gva on the other hand didn´t need a bike change/repair and still could fight for a podium even after the crash. You can´t really compare those two situations.
 

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