All the talking to the media is already counterintuitive of the Wolfpack. I thought 3 weeks ago Ballerini and Morkov could win bunch sprints.Even besides Worlds, there's a whole bunch of races left on the calendar (Covid effects notwithstanding), stage races, one-day races, whatever. Several of which Sam's won/won stages at in the past. And there are too many of them for Cav and Jakobsen (who's going to be in Spain for a month) to get to all of them, so to not send a Sprinter to, say, the Sparkassen Munsterland, or Brussels Classic, or Tour of Britain*, just because of some grudge over contract negotiations, would be a bit counter to the whole Wolfpack ethos.
*Tbf, Cav will definitely get to ride the ToB if he wants it, as he should.
I have no doubt about that, I’m wondering if/when he’ll ride again in 2021.Bennett won plenty of WT races including GT's without Morkov - He'll be winning again in 2022.
To be fair, its quite easy to look like the nice guy compared to Lefevere. And this is coming from a Quickstep supporter since they signed Boonen back in 03. He builds a fantastic squad every year but whenever he opens his mouth, you can be sure that nothing of value comes out of it.It is quite ironic that probably the mildest mannered top sprinter in the recent history of the sport has managed to be involved in two of the highest profile, most bitter, transfers in quick succession.
I do admire his public stance in both situations, whatever he may say or do behind closed doors. He just maintains a dignified silence and lets other people make themselves look worse. Even as Lefevere foams at the mouth like a mad dog in the Belgian press, Bennett just thanked the QS team and staff for two successful years and makes no public reference to his employer’s public abuse.
So he does need knee surgery but also he is not injured he is mentally weakLefevere has confirmed that Sam needs knee surgery and won’t race again this season. And doubled down on his “mentally weak” comments.
'My opinion of him remains the same, but what I wrote about intimate partner violence was not appropriate' says Deceuninck team managerwww.cyclingnews.com
Even worse when he was saying he’ll cut Bennett’s salary if he doesn’t ride and to treat Lefevre with respect.So he does need knee surgery but also he is not injured he is mentally weak
Strange logic exists in the mind of that man Lefevre
Haven't seen the course... what's it like? Any good for him?Due to ride the Euros for Ireland. No sign of pulling on a DQS kit any time the rest of the season, though.
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