I've seen enough to know that you don't see that very often!No disrespect to Mathieu, but you haven't seen too much cycling i'm guessing then.
Anyway, great win for him. Don't know if he needed it, but it will act as a nice confidence boost with what's around the corner.
I remember honestly worrying that cycling would get too boring for the next decade as Sagan racked up Merckxian palmares. But I've ended up being a much bigger fan for the kind of wins he has managed to earn.He doesn't which is a real pity as it was so glorious. Also some of the stage wins in the Tour of Oman was next level.
But I guess that his weight increase also makes it more difficult for him to sprint uphill like that.
It's not something you see every day, for sure, but it's not something for which you have to wait 6 months to see either, especially since this wasn't a top field. The hysteria isn't doing him any favors tbh. De Gendt's stagewin in TDF is something you don't see very often. Van der Poel in Amstel is something you don't see very often. A 20 year old winning 2 stages in the Vuelta is something you don't see very often. A 19 year old winning San Sebastian... And all of it happened within 5 months.I've seen enough to know that you don't see that very often!
I thought Corendon had said in the past they would try to move up to WT. And honestly, i think this would be the best for all parties involved. Canyon, van der Poel & Corendon. Moving him to Movistar or even Sunweb makes little sense imho.
Thing is, Sunweb and Correndon are now owned by the same company and I don't think they want to sponsor 2 WT teams. I think team management would have to find a big sponsor and move away from Correndon altogether for that to happen.I thought Corendon had said in the past they would try to move up to WT. And honestly, i think this would be the best for all parties involved. Canyon, van der Poel & Corendon. Moving him to Movistar or even Sunweb makes little sense imho.
He hasn't done a TT in ages. Who knows the last time he's even been on a TT bike? I think he did pretty well considering. Even if the field wasn't top notch he beat some solid TTers.
I expected less.
A TT of only 14k is too short to really come to any conclusions. With his natural punch, a short ITT should suit him, even if he didn't spend dozens of hours on a TT bike the past weeks. But this result is far from bad by any standard. Like i said yesterday (and repeatedly in the past) the hysteria isn't doing him any favors. People are actually starting to believe he can/will win any race he enters when he feels like it. That's simply not the case, and certainly not in every discipline/type of race.I expected less.
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