Oops. I stand corrected. It was not a surprise to see Remco take off with about 50 Km remaining, but I did not expect him to be able to execute that well. I should have learned my lesson by now. Insane performance! Chapeau. (And maybe there was a time trial, after all. Remco inserted a 50-kilometer one in today's stage.)No time trial in this year's edition. Carapaz has to be the favorite, now.
The latter. He caught the rest sleeping whilst stocking up on supplies.Remco is nuts! He is from another planet wow. Fantastic day of bike racing.
I missed the attack. How did he get away in the first place? Was it by pure strength or did he catch them by surprise. Everybody and their mothers know by now that you just don't let him go. He gets 10s at 50km to go and you don't see him again until after the finish line.
Sleeping? Remco just closed a gap on Yates & co. before and some moments later just started pedalling faster, that's the way he attacks. Wait 10 seconds and he is gone.The others were sleeping a bit, but everyone was a on the limit when he attacked. He was also the strongest on the climb.
Yep, i noticed ZZ in the chase, one of the stronger performances of his with the pros. If not the strongest. Already bumped his thread yesterday ;-)Not to take anything away from Remco since they're only one year apart, but that's one hell of a ride from Skin Quimmons.
Is it possible he was simply carrying it with him in case he won by a big enough margin?I agree, but it is scary to think that he was so confident that he would win by such a comfortable margin that he chose that as his celebration.
Me too. I like my hands firmly attached to the rest of my body.I prefer this over hands off.