Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres 2023, one day monument, April 2 (women's)

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SD Worx can still lose this, if they ride against each other. Kopecky could just have let Reusser ride away when she had a few meters earlier to force Persico to work, but she doesn't want to let the victory escape her.
SD Worx do a Jumbo-Visma Vuelta a Burgos, when they caused a crash that resulted in the whole péloton being held up, then rode to the line celebrating the 1-2-3 of their leadout guys who were the only ones not held up.

I would be less bitter about it if it were the riders that I had picked in the Prediction Game though :laughing: (as a note, I nearly picked Persico thinking I could at least get a good bank of expected top 10 points, but was less likely to get the big points for wins and podiums).
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That seems a bit harsh. She was help up like everyone else on The Koppenberg, but was in 3rd or 4th place. Reusser could have got away but that seemed to be a team decision as she was on the radio?
If it was an isolated incident perhaps, but she's making a habit of some somewhat questionable plays.

Either way, Reusser's suffering and it's a straight one-on-one up front now.
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Labous, Henderson and ELB tailed off, Reusser taken in by Niewiadoma, van Anrooij and Vollering. Persico rightly saying, sure, I'll give you a turn... but only once in a while. Visually it's clear that Kopecky is the more comfortable of the two. Reminiscent of Deignan and Johansson back in 2016. And just like then I'm rooting for the clearly weaker rider.