Lots of good riders that are already "wasting" energy.
That move was one of the dumbest I have ever seen. Sure I was being a bit hyperbolic, but he should be punished significantly for that. That was dumber than the move Rowe did a couple of years ago on Roubaix. At least Rowe didn't actually hit anyone.I think a month suspension is the most they can give him, a year is outlandish.
He'll have to jump early if this group cooperates. One or two guys from Alpecin aren't going to get the job done unless they catch a break and get a lot of help from the likes of Movistar, Uno-X and Jayco.This is the moment where Alpecin are really being hurt by having to expend so much early on because Van der Poel couldn't be ***d to position himself. You reap what you sow.