in fact he rode it brilliantly. he'd have no chance in a sprint with ciolek,fab and saganspalco said:Great ride by him today, although he didn't ride very tactically in the last k. Or maybe he just wanted a hot tea and some dry clothes and didn't care about his position anymore.
Yep, he was at the front with around 50km to go.Ruudz0r said:I think he already did some work at the front at the bunch when Thomas and EBH were still there, so that makes it even more impressive.
That attack on the flat was fantastic, true, but he looked completely spent in the very end when he was still leading out but had no chance of getting away anymore. Still, you're right, can't criticise him for trying anyway.jens_attacks said:in fact he rode it brilliantly. he'd have no chance in a sprint with ciolek,fab and sagan
Him and Thomas. I think Thomas would had made the final group if not that crash. Wonder how they split the roles at Ronde.Dazed and Confused said:This man should be Sky's early classics captain. Always.
Racing all the way. Chapeau.
Sky do seem to have good brains in the car (or the brass consulting with the car in the race). Richie Porte's attack in Paris Nice, and Froome's in Tirreno were perfectly timed. Ditto Stannard today.Ferminal said:Very good move given fast guys behind who could have hesitated and handed him the win.
I think you're watching through British tinted specs.williamp78 said:Given how early EBH was dropped I think Sky have to consider pencilling Stannard in as co-leader with Thomas at Flanders and PR. EBH has flattered to deceive too often in the classics to deserve leadership over Stannard.
Even better given he was leading the peloton for so long for his team leaders. And I thought his attack at the end was the only way he could win from that group; if he had sat on the wheels he still would have come sixth, he could never win a sprint. His only option was to attack early and slip away as the others looked at each other. He built up a gap until sagan decided to close it.
You're certainly right about the Red white and blue tinted glasses but not sure I agree with you're second statement.Waterloo Sunrise said:I think you're watching through British tinted specs.
If it weren't for Sky, EBH would have won 2 or 3 monuments by now.
He was being sarcastic matewilliamp78 said:You're certainly right about the Red white and blue tinted glasses but not sure I agree with you're second statement.
Not sure you can blame his team today if he gets dropped while Cav stays with the group.
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