Tour de Pologne 2020

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Richard Carapaz out of the race:

The Ecuadorian was holding the race lead when he went down, and despite finishing the stage the decision has been taken to withdraw him from the race to speed up his recovery process ahead of a busy programme.
Looked like he only had some scratches, bumps and bruises, but it's perfectly understandable. Today nothing was going to change anyway in GC.
 
I watched him when I was a kid, but was too young to make any useful comment about it now. I can however comment on the lamentations of the Belgians for the next 20 years as a GT successor to Merckx failed to appear.
I always found these lamentations funny. Belgium simply does not produce GT riders. Merckx was ann extreme outlier in this regard.
 
They have produced 18 winners of the Tour....but it’s been a while...
It is not about how many they won it is about how many different riders won it. Which is 10, and only 2 after WWII Merckx and Van Impe.
Ill grant you that I originally wanted to add that Belgium basically does not produce GT winners SINCE WWII.

In other words don't complain about not getting GT winners since Merckx since he was the outlier.

Does Slovakia suddenly have 5 monument winners because of Sagan? And should they therefore expect more monument winners soon?
 
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It is not about how many they won it is about how many different riders won it. Which is 10, and only 2 after WWII Merckx and Van Impe.
Ill grant you that I originally wanted to add that Belgium basically does not produce GT winners SINCE WWII.

In other words don't complain about not getting GT winners since Merckx since he was the outlier.

Does Slovakia suddenly have 5 monument winners because of Sagan? And should they therefore expect more monument winners soon?
Euh, this doesn't make sense.
 
It is not about how many they won it is about how many different riders won it. Which is 10, and only 2 after WWII Merckx and Van Impe.
Ill grant you that I originally wanted to add that Belgium basically does not produce GT winners SINCE WWII.

In other words don't complain about not getting GT winners since Merckx since he was the outlier.

Does Slovakia suddenly have 5 monument winners because of Sagan? And should they therefore expect more monument winners soon?
Easy there Panda. I was having a chuckle about the Belgians complaining about the lack of Tour wins. My uncle was grumbling about it all through the 70s and 80s.

Fortune in the Tour comes and goes. Belgium and France will have future winners.
 

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