So, Classic Lorient Agglomération or GP Plouay or whatever the heck the race is being called (I think it's the female pendant to the men's Bretagne Classic tomorrow) is today. I'm guessing that when the schedule on ES Player says they'll show the junior race from 10:45 to 15:00, what's actually meant is they'll start with the junior race, and then continue straight onto the WWT race. Junior women's races don't usually last almost five hours, do they? And it would be a bit weird to have the junior race broadcast, but not the WWT race.
Yeah, it does not happen often in a wwt race that a number of teams are satisfied with their second or third option being in the winning break. Maybe there is an element of thank you to team mates from the likes of ELB, CUL, Balsamo, Faulkner, Persico etc. after. their results this season. Not sure Garcia would have won had she battled against the names I mentioned.This was a strangely ridden race - A few teams will be unhappy that they allowed that group of riders into the last break and had the wrong riders from the team in the break - And a group of nine allowed two riders to clip off in the last kilometre.
TBF, Russian riders have been given permision to fast-track a change of nationality. But changing to Afghan would be an interesting choice.