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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2024, February 24, one-day classic (men's)

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here's the full order over the Muur:
  1. Jorgenson
  2. +13s de Lie, van Aert, Laporte, Skujins
  3. +17s Wellens
  4. +21s Gautherat, Teuns
  5. +24s Pidcock, Küng
  6. +26s Mohoric, Stuyven, Politt
  7. +29s Tiller
  8. +31s Trentin, Beullens, van Baarle, Rex, Naesen, Biermans, Cortina, Hoelgaard, de Bondt, Vermeersch, de Gendt, Tratnik, Touzé
  9. +39s Kirsch, de Buyst, Campenaerts, van Moer
  10. +43s Kristoff, Lampaert, Benoot, Lutsenko, Morgado, Teunissen, Jacobs, Haller, Schelling
  11. +49s Girmay, Eenckhoorn, Capiot, Rutsch, Page
from those, the first 39 made the peloton in the end, everyone on from Schelling did not.

Didn't notice that Tratnik was this far back.
Even though my French has really slipped away, a great thing about watching a cobbled classic on a Belgian broadcast (RTBF) is how good the announcers are at ID’ing riders. When the main groups passed over the top of the Kappelmuur and go by that fixed camera view at the right turn, they were able to rapid-fire call out the names of almost all the first 20 or riders (after the leaders already went by).

It probably helped that there were a lot of veteran classics guys in the front groups today.
 
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The fact is Tratnik was not strong enough in the crosswinds which split up the race.
The fact is that you really don't know why he missed the split. Lot of strong riders missed it: Kung, Mohoric, Alaphilippe, to name a few... Maybe he was helping Van Aert or Laporte, maybe he was back for some reason, maybe he had some kind of misfortune. But saying that a rider who just won a race, and this season is 2,3,3,1 out of four races, is not strong enough.., I don't think so.
 
The fact is Tratnik was not strong enough in the crosswinds which split up the race.
Do you know that or watched it? We dont really know what happened or how it occured before the live pictures, as far as I know, unless you have a source or interview supporting this that I havent heard or seen.

Maybe he was just further down or held up when the split happened. He wasnt gonna chase or help when Visma had gotten Van Aert, Laporte and Jorgenson up the road.

If anything it only benefitted him... since he got a free ride right until the end. He had something left for a big attack. He is in great form and had luck on his side. Seems to be very much be in the zone right now and making the most out of it.
 
Do you know that or watched it? We dont really know what happened or how it occured before the live pictures, as far as I know, unless you have a source or interview supporting this that I havent heard or seen.

Maybe he was just further down or held up when the split happened. He wasnt gonna chase or help when Visma had gotten Van Aert, Laporte and Jorgenson up the road.

If anything it only benefitted him... since he got a free ride right until the end. He had something left for a big attack. He is in great form and had luck on his side. Seems to be very much be in the zone right now and making the most out of it.
yaco always acts as if he knows things he doesn't.
 
The fact is that you really don't know why he missed the split. Lot of strong riders missed it: Kung, Mohoric, Alaphilippe, to name a few... Maybe he was helping Van Aert or Laporte, maybe he was back for some reason, maybe he had some kind of misfortune. But saying that a rider who just won a race, and this season is 2,3,3,1 out of four races, is not strong enough.., I don't think so.

It was a lucky win - It's not always the strongest rider who wins the race.
 
Do you know that or watched it? We dont really know what happened or how it occured before the live pictures, as far as I know, unless you have a source or interview supporting this that I havent heard or seen.

Maybe he was just further down or held up when the split happened. He wasnt gonna chase or help when Visma had gotten Van Aert, Laporte and Jorgenson up the road.

If anything it only benefitted him... since he got a free ride right until the end. He had something left for a big attack. He is in great form and had luck on his side. Seems to be very much be in the zone right now and making the most out of it.

There are no reports post race from a variety of sources that Tratnik was held up or had a mechanical - Jumbo had 5 riders in the front when the race split and it's unusual for a whole team to make splits - Van Aert stated is a post race interview that Visma planned to split the race and were hoping to do it earlier in the stage - So from this it suggests that the team was on board with the tactics.
 
There are no reports post race from a variety of sources that Tratnik was held up or had a mechanical - Jumbo had 5 riders in the front when the race split and it's unusual for a whole team to make splits - Van Aert stated is a post race interview that Visma planned to split the race and were hoping to do it earlier in the stage - So from this it suggests that the team was on board with the tactics.
If the group splits... and his team has three riders in the first group. Why would Tratnik be pulling or desperately trying to get up to them?

This has nothing to do with about how strong he was or wasnt. It just tactics.

But he was in the "peloton" that eventually made it back, one would suggest he was pretty strong and supported by his attack in the end.

I am sensing this might be a troll or just for some reason flying over your head, so there is really no point in talking about it any further. I am not stopping you to do so, but it would be pretty pointless.

Have a good day.
 
If the group splits... and his team has three riders in the first group. Why would Tratnik be pulling or desperately trying to get up to them?

This has nothing to do with about how strong he was or wasnt. It just tactics.

But he was in the "peloton" that eventually made it back, one would suggest he was pretty strong and supported by his attack in the end.

I am sensing this might be a troll or just for some reason flying over your head, so there is really no point in talking about it any further. I am not stopping you to do so, but it would be pretty pointless.

Have a good day.

The strongest rider does not win every bike race ! - There are things like individual tactics, team tactics and even luck like mechanicals - You can think Tratnik was the strongest rider! That's up to you.
 
The fact is that you really don't know why he missed the split. Lot of strong riders missed it: Kung, Mohoric, Alaphilippe, to name a few... Maybe he was helping Van Aert or Laporte, maybe he was back for some reason, maybe he had some kind of misfortune. But saying that a rider who just won a race, and this season is 2,3,3,1 out of four races, is not strong enough.., I don't think so.
Tratnik said in an interview he was in the front of the group right before the split then he breaked too hard in a corner, lost a bunch of places and was just behind the split as a result.
 
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Jumbo had a team tactic to split the race which they did and two riders from Jumbo missed the move' Fact. The winner and runner up were in the chasing peleton for nearly the whole day. Fact. I am more interested which rider/s drove the second peleton close to the leading group in the run in to the Muur?

You have no way of knowing where Tratnik was positioned when the split occurred. Fact.

Or do you think he was weaker than Pickrell at that point of the race?
 

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