No. I made a deal with him: I say nice things about him in the cn forum and he doesn't gain too many points in the cq game where I don't have him.
He was just 2 levels above others today.He attacked on the Beekstraat (cobbles)
The Smeysberg (last hill on the Flandrien circuit)
Downhill after the Wijnpers
5 times. And the attacks were not like 5 seconds but each of them were 20 seconds-something going full gas. Super impressive. Took the competition by the scruff of the neck and attacked in relentless fashion. If his last attack wouldn't last, he would have attacked once more, I'm sure.
He and Vdp are equal, I'd say. Alaf is more versatile, though.Both world titles surprised me. I think he can underperform on the 4 to 5 minute hills but he is without doubt the most explosive rider of this era.