I don't understand why he's so scared to try to go in a break tho. He keeps saying it's too much risk, but he has nothing to loose, and he also said earlier they wouldn't let him go which is just not true given who was let in breakaways this Giro. Like top 10 was and still is really hard for him if he doesn't go in a break. It's probably too late now. He can hope Leknessund completely cracks (Armirail shouldn't be a problem) and that he can put 2 minutes into Rubio I guess.
Whut? Half the WT teams and some good PCT teams literally would give them leadership in a GT.
I don't think he will go in the break and i think it would be stupid to go in the break the day before the MTT. If he wanted to, he should have done so the previous days. I also don't understand the obsession to go in break always. This is a great chance for him to see where he currently sits compared to actual GT favorites. A chance he will not soon get again. Why waste it with going into breaks? He can get into breaks even when riding for Evenepoel. He won't be able to get into a top 10 when riding for Evenepoel.I think tomorrow he goes on the break; he can leapfrog a few riders, and the on the TT he should be able to gain even more time. All in all he has a good chance at top 10. Fingers crossed
He didn't ask for this and he wasn't prepared for it either. You say he got the teamleader role? What team, lol. His goal was top 10, which he could have managed had GC teams actually bothered and not allowed every break to go to the finish and take minutes. Or if he actually had a team to help him in that regard.Have a bit of a 'meh'-feeling regarding his results in the Giro. Off course, he lost a lot of time on stage 4 while 'working' for Evenpoel, but he genuinely felt bad that day. And he got the opportunity to go in a break since he was way down. He was very reliable but never overperformed while having a 'teamleader' role. The MTT also, he gets beaten by de Plusand Leknessund e.g. I think Evenepoel can stay assured he will be having Van Wilder around as domestique, as I don't think there would be WT-teams paying big bucks for Van Wilder as a GT-guy. Off course, one of the big teams can maybe lure him away with a big bid as super-dom.
Just the 2nd TT. He went full in the first and last.Good Giro for Van Wilder. Like Logic mentioned: he was held back in the 2 TT's previous so he could save energy for Remco. I wonder how much higher up in the GC he would have ended up otherwise. Great talent who is still improving.
Cool that you can say this without having the slightest idea. Because he didn't like the MTT, lol.Looks like those who claimed that DSM wasn't the only problem 2 years ago had a point.