- Mar 14, 2009
seems to me he made a rookie mistake and fell into the trap. lick your wounds and learn from your poor tactics
Yeah, Albert would weep because he lost a sprintEchoes said:I've seen the sprint again and I definitely claim that Pauwels was at the level of his back wheel from the very start of it. His claim is legit.
I fail to see why KP should deserve so much disrespect. I think he really behaved with dignity. Waving in the heat of the moment but at the interview he gave his opinion with as much calm as usual for him. The likes of Nys or Albert would've wept.
A wheelsucker? Sure, the French see him that way. I've seen all his televised wins since Overijse (but Kop'berg). He's not more of a wheelsucker than an attacker. Winning a cross through drafting and taking advantage of someone else's job? I've never seen that actually. This is not road racing.
Pauwels doesn't get to choose the line if he's not in front. Want to choose it? Be in front. Nys chose that line every lap pretty much. Pauwels knew where Nys was going and was whining because he didn't get to have it and be sheltered from the wind. Nys never looked back. He chose his line and went for it. Pauwels had the whole other side.Echoes said:He was not coming from behind. He was already on the barrier side.
Dude I watched both races twice. I'm not sure what you were watching, but if Nys and Stybar were riding Zipps, Pauwels would have sucked the dimples off their rims.Echoes said:You're inventing your own rule. You can't choose a line if your opponent is at your side. Pauwels was at his side.
KP did not suck wheels. In Koksijde, he attacked or chased. In Gieten he missed his start (bad form) and chased on his own. He was not on top and admitted it. Yeah he did not deserve to win that one because he wasn't at his best.
Kevin almost never took initiative before this season.Echoes said:Inventing your own rules + rewriting the facts.
Pauwels wanted to outsprint him, hence was on his side. He couldn't go above and on the other side were the barriers. He was faster than Nys, hence Nys said no. It's easy to win sprints that way.
And yeah, KP missed his start in Gieten and had to chase alone + took the lead for quite a while. There ain't no crosser that I can call wheelsucker. It belongs to road racing.