Or for that matter, until Pog does the same in Liege. You see, every race has it's own story. No need to make comparisons. At any rate, Flanders with the distance, the crashes, the cobbles, is a classic war of attrition, thus he who is the strongest or boldest, without compromising incident, comes out on top. At Liege the climbs are longer, so it favors the climbing specialists who have huge watt capacity. In this sense it should be an epic battle between them, if all goes well.Not quite. Pogacar almost doubled his lead of about 14 seconds at the top of the Paterberg, i.e. it went up to 28 seconds at one point heading into the finish on the flat. He ITT'd away from Van der Poel pretty convincingly & only lost time at the end because he sat up & celebrated.
After 270km in Flanders it was amazingballs & not one rider (not even someone like Evenepoel) can be compared to this performance until he does the same in the same race.