Nice to see the TV not always showing MvdP
Van Aert said it wasn't cold, he was contemplating riding without gloves. Iserbyt blew up trying to counter Pidcock.Surprised they're riding 7 laps. I think that will be one too many for Pidcock. Apparently, it's really cold, which might explain why Iserbyt has blown up
If you want to settle for silver before the start, then yes, it was a mistake. If you want to win, how unlikely it may be however, it was the only thing to do.Aerts mistake, as understandable as it was, was probably trying to follow Mathieu. Wasted a lot of energy there.
Hence the “as understandable as it was” bit. I was of course speaking in hindsight cause he probably lost on silver because of it.If you want to settle for silver before the start, then yes, it was a mistake. If you want to win, how unlikely it may be however, it was the only thing to do.
Call it whatever you want to call it. A mistake, a noble attempt, a necessary attempt as a pro athlete, my point, in hindsight (which is always 20/20), is that it cost him the silver.I know what you mean, but I don't agree it was a mistake. That's all. It was a course which should suit him, and as a pro athlete you should always try to go for a win. Especially in a WCC and especially if you have been able to beat him in the past (if only a few times).
Yes, and I also wonder whether Iserbyt actually did suffer from the cold a bit more than the others at the front, in the 2nd half of the race.Van Aert disappointed not to have finished on the podium. Rightly so too as it seems he had a puncture at a very unfortunate moment. Also taking into account that he had to come from behind. He was very strong today everything considered. Definitely on track for the road season.
Disappointment of the day is probably Iserbyt. Had a great season, just couldn’t bring up the goods today.