Lesser known races thread 2021

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He messed up the last corner a bit, but he still had the perfect position to win, especially when all the others crashed.
But if he messed it up, that means he exits the bend at a slower pace than Steimle, and then he could have been prime Cavendish and still wouldn't have been able to close that gap again.

But a curve inside the final 200 metres in a stage that ends in a bunch sprint is probably not the best idea (even if I didn't complain about that back when Sagan won his stage in the Giro :p ).
 
But if he messed it up, that means he exits the bend at a slower pace than Steimle, and then he could have been prime Cavendish and still wouldn't have been able to close that gap again.

But a curve inside the final 200 metres in a stage that ends in a bunch sprint is probably not the best idea (even if I didn't complain about that back when Sagan won his stage in the Giro :p ).
At least it wasn't as bad as the Tour de Suisse finish where Richeze won in 2016. That one was quite comical.
 
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You guys are probably right, but I was just thinking there was no way he would mess that up when Steimle did a long leadout for no one.
Around 15 km before the final line, Sagan went for breakaway and only Steimle could follow him. However, he wasn´t working with Sagan, so eventually the breakaway had been caught. As a result of this, Sagan did not have the legs to outsprint Steimle in the final metres.
 
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Around 15 km before the final line, Sagan went for breakaway and only Steimle could follow him. However, he wasn´t working with Sagan, so eventually the breakaway had been caught. As a result of this, Sagan did not have the legs to outsprint Steimle in the final metres.
Was it Lutsenko who was on his wheel at the top of the climb? He had a tiny gap on Steimle until he hesitated.
 
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Was it Lutsenko who was on his wheel at the top of the climb? He had a tiny gap on Steimle until he hesitated.
It´s totally possible. Not sure, but I think the whole breakaway started with Lutsenko pacing. Maybe later he decided that it would be much better for him to go with "poursuivants".
 
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