Alpecin at least got a third place out of the race with Bayer. BEX are racing like they don't want to stay in the WT.Strange tactics by BEX and Alpecin - Bex had four riders in the peleton with live chances in Matthews and Groves, yet only rode at the front with 5kms to go, while Alpecin had multiple riders with Merlier in the peleton, yet relied on Bayer from the break who was not favored to win - Strange indeed!
Alpecin at least got a third place out of the race with Bayer. BEX are racing like they don't want to stay in the WT.
They almost got so lucky that LTS tried to gift them big points by pulling the last 40k for their sprinter that was sitting at home.
Alpecin didn't do anything wrong. They gave Baier their chance, why not. It's not like they really really needed this win. BEX on the other hand, incredible.
Alpecin had the fastest sprinter in a reduced sprint field - Every win is needed.
Bike changes for Kristoff and maybe others I guess. Or issues with rain and the timing chips
Oh my dear!! I heard about it in the news, but only have seen it until now. There are so many things that can go wrong at a sprint finish like dangerous curves, stupid moto drivers, stupid fans, rain, bad roads, dangerous maneuvers. Well, we have all here in one finish. I guess they should have stopped the race before they went into the center of the city.And I thought the sprint in Bruxelles was dramatic, wow!
(Stop at 1:20, if you don't want to see the horrible pictures)