Iserbyt was a freaking beast today...once he caught van der Haar (which I was not expecting to happen, the way he dropped everyone early), was impressive. He and Alvarado appear to have really taken the challenge of being considered 2nd tier.The rain had turned the Merksplas into something really hard. Really nice to see Nieuwenhuis get a good win. Took the start and just continued grinding and making almost no mistakes at all on a very tricky course.
Like the way Vandeputte rides, looks smooth and almost flowing style. He might not be able to contend with eg Iserbyt when it comes to sustained power but he sure has excellent technique. Even when he misses it doesn't look panicked.
Kuypers has some serious power but he needs to get rid of the mistakes. In a year or two he will be winning stuff.