I heard that he intends to skip Flèche because he wants to focus fully on LBL.Does he really want to leave out the Ardennes? I mean, I can understand he's tired and wants the feeling to sink in, but isn't his season almost over, anyway? I could understand Flèche, but LBL, too?
Well, if he does not ride the next races, maybe he can lend the jersey to Pedersen during that time.
You would hope Lefevere would keep a lid on that.Also how much does he have to press junkets now. Even before wednesday. That could be exhausting and focusing a race so early after yesterday could have it's effects.
RAF is about the same length, gradient, and distance from the finish as the final climb in the World Championship that Alaphilippe just won.It's possible Ala will not be recovered after the worlds, competing in the Flèche. But the Flèche suits Ala better than L-B-L. The last slope in L-B-L, the Roche-aux-Faucons, is tough, but is not as hard than the finishing "Muur of Hoei" (up to 19 %) or the final steep 16 % slope in the worlds. I don't think Ala will be able to do better than some climbers and allrounders on that Roche-aux-faucons. So, I understand he doesn't want to compete in the Flèche, but it's not the best choice.
Someone here in the forum said he might, I don't remember where because I'm starting to mix up the threads. But it makes way more sense that he's just skipping Flèche.Where are you getting this info from? It doesn't align with any of the articles I've read on CN, nor with PCS.