Third in L-B-L. Probably could have lend a better hand there in the finale but he was cooked and was first responder to Albasini and Poels more often than not. Really surprised he came second atop that cobbled wall glued to Albasini, he is much better on the steep stuff this year, where he used to completely bonk.
For all the work he doesn't do, he deserves extra credit for being the only team leader in the entire peloton who doesn't receive any help whatsoever from his team. I really don't understand Lampre, they have the most bizarre attitude I've ever seen. What was that pathetic attack from Ulissi all about? Why, oh why, is Lampre scattered around the pack throughout the entire race and not even once bothering to look out for their leader? I'm sorry, it's not because I'm Portuguese, but this really grinds my gears. Surely I can't be the only one who notices this, I mean, it happens in every single race. I'l genuinely pay 20€ for a screenshot of a Lampre block around Costa when he needs it.