Yeah, and in the end he only lost a handful of seconds too, it's not like he cracked when they caught him. So today he would probably easily have hung on I think, but then again like he said, he's the hero of the day versus being sort of anonymous finishing in the group.Dekker_Tifosi said:Still a heroic performance. :exclaim:
His interview was also nice. He said he didn't have as much left as he hoped, but said it was worth the try. He said it's nicer to attack and see where it all ends then to try and follow.
He's the most diesel out of all diesel climbers. The TT diesels like Ullrich, Jungels etc. are at least able to put out the power to beat the climbers in a sprint, Kruijswijk doesn't have that ability. And in the one discipline where his characteristics are ideal for a stage win, he was beaten by... Foliforov!Red Rick said:
He was less than half way up the Croix when he attacked the group. He wouldn’t have gained a 6’ gap if he’d gone 10km later, but then he would’ve been that bit fresher when he got to the foot of the Alpe.Dekker_Tifosi said:It didn't go fast enough. He would have not have build a sufficient lead with Gesink.