You don't only lose a lot of time, you burn through a lot more energy as well. He had been riding nearly half a lap on a puncture.Barring a massive crash MvDP will get his fourth world title. Shame about the puncture for WvA, I hate mechanicals at such occasions. However Mathieu has ridden further and further away even after Wout’s bike change.
Like I said earlier this course doesn’t lie and you cannot hide. If you’re the best it will show. Mathieu has been the best today.
It was interesting for 3 laps. Mathieu was very lucky three times. He easily could easily have injured himself, his bike could have been damaged, and Wout punctured very soon after.Such a pity that we hardly ever get to see a real fight.