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Scheldeprijs (1.HC), April 5th, 2017, 202 km

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Valv.Piti said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
saganftw said:
did the same last year,then pulled out like 20 km to go

And people sometimes accusing him of lacking a racing brain! That's the smartest approach to this race.
I think and hope this is sarcasm..

It's certainly not sarcasm. If I was a Paris-Roubaix contender and was ordered to ride this mess, I'd think getting a few bottles and dropping out long before the sprint was the wisest use of my efforts.
 
Re: Re:

Zinoviev Letter said:
Valv.Piti said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
saganftw said:
did the same last year,then pulled out like 20 km to go

And people sometimes accusing him of lacking a racing brain! That's the smartest approach to this race.
I think and hope this is sarcasm..

It's certainly not sarcasm. If I was a Paris-Roubaix contender and was ordered to ride this mess, I'd think getting a few bottles and dropping out long before the sprint was the wisest use of my efforts.
Couldn't he try to attack and go off the front instead - or get in the break? Would avoid the crashes and actually have an outside shot of winning the race. Not really sure what the point is in entering this just to collect bottles for team-mates, three days after crashing with another big race next weekend. If he's being forced to ride it, at least go for the win.