And they keep on crashing.
I noticed Barré last year a bit in a few races and was not shocked to see him get picked up by one of the bigger French teams. He is strong but the question is if he can translate it into some results this season.Yeah De Lie was pretty much unbeatable here if he survived the long climb, definitely with Lotto still having 4 guys to support him in the end too.
Barré was really strong tho, probably strongest in the race.
Only the second win for him in his career!Meanwhile, in Gabon: Victoire de Geoffrey Soupe @TeamTotalEnrg
Well, is it the fault of the UCI or the other teams that decided not to go there?Total will come back home with like 400 UCI points by beating Bingoal, Burgos, Muluberhan and some African amateurs.
Great system you have there UCI.
Me: "I want to get in shape"Meanwhile, in Gabon: Victoire de Geoffrey Soupe @TeamTotalEnrg
Well, but it's nice for the organizers and fans that such a team and such riders are there. I also think that it's good for other riders there to see the differences, and if they are able to compete they will get interesting for good teams very fast. So I don't really think that it's counterproductive. In my opinion it's just sad that other great teams don't participate. Total Energies are only a UCI Pro Team, not even a World Tour Team, it's completely normal that they ride .1 races. I heard no one screaming that EF (Van den Berg) won Ses Salines today or Rui Costa yesterday Calvia. In Europe it's completely normal to have great teams while being a .1 race. It shouldn't be different on other continents and the point system at least let teams think about starting there.Sure, it's the UCI's fault because it's a points system that's counterproductive to development of the sport. 2.1 races shouldn't be events where top level teams are scrambling for points.
But, in this case, TotalEnergies and it's incarnations usually rode in Amissa Bongo. It's just that this year the usual France Pro teams and random solid Italian team didn't go.
Tesson finished in tenth without time lostSurprise win for Miguel Ángel Fernández in Gabon. I guess these crazy climbs were simply too hard for Tesson.
Well, the Bingoal boys did a little dance before the stage.Salby takes the last stage, his first pro win. Trying to work out who TE, Bingoal and Burgos would ride for in the sprints has not been easy during this race.
Is that how they determined who to ride for?Well, the Bingoal boys did a little dance before the stage.
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