Kruijswijk looked a bit weaker in the mountains though getting dropped by Buchmann on both LPDBF and Prat d'Albis. But then again he had a stronger team at his disposal. Also he attacked at least once if I remember right. And he at least used his team for 3rd place today, so he deserved 3rd place a little bit more imo. (I think none of them deserved it, but if one of them is going to be 3rd, I would prefer Kruijswijk for that reason, well also Buchmann may never come close to a GT podium and be considered a fluke). And as I said biggest reason is that Buchmann had to attack to finish 3rd overall and didn't try an attack today.roundabout said:A proven GT rider and an unproven GT rider who both tried to play it as safe as possible, yet one was worse than the other. Go figure.Forever The Best said:Yes, I was rooting for Alaphilippe to hang on for Kruijswijk and Buchmann to finish outside the podium. When he cracked I thought 'Well, Kruijswijk is at least a proven GT rider so I prefer him to Buchmann'. And Buchmann's riding today proved that he deserved it even less, which is quite an achievement itself.hrotha said:Yeah but he could only lose the podium to Buchmann and that would have been even worse.Forever The Best said:He didn't ride for the win at any point in the race. In fact I don't think he deserved the podium either. Bernal, Alaphilippe and Pinot were the ones most deserving imo. Hell, even Thomas attacked more than Kruijswijk.