toronto-rider said:If you have ever been in a race or group ride with these type of winds, it takes one guy not holding the wheel and the next thing there is a gap. Per the tweets from the pros, LA was well positioned. The gap happened in seconds. You dont win 7 TDF by being stupid. No pressure on AC, Astana team has a lot of cards to play.
nah. it didnt... there was an awful lot of looking around and messing around before it opened properly... Wasnt just Contador that messed up, theres a fair few contenders who should have been much further forward.. especially, as you say, in those winds, they should know how easily a gap could open..
actually, more the question.. why the hell wernt some of the sprinters closer to the front... theres a few teams and riders wont be making that mistake again