Vandenabeele keeping Belgium's honors high after the others crashing out of contention. Haven't really followed him closely lately, but he seems to have come some ways. In 2018 he was 4th domestique for Evenepoel at the WCC.So Pidcock dominates the MTF as well and he's now firmly in the lead with one stage to go.
Disappointing performances by Sean Quinn and Jesus Pena.
Vandenabeele has a shot at the podium but Aleotti is probably a better stage racer than advertised and his Avenir podium last year doesn't look like a total fluke at this point.
Lovely typo considering the contextI want to give a shoutout to Asbjørn Hellemose. Apparantly he crashed in training and had a minor fracture in his shoulder 8 days before the race began but decided to take part anyway. Then he crashed on the second stage as well and hurt his knee but he is hanging in there, and even advanced to 9th overall with his 11th place on today’s stage.
I hadnt ever hurt of him until a few months ago when he beat Pellaud and Thalmann in the Open Swiss Championships. He looks like a talented climber and I always find it interesting with these riders who choose to go their own way (he moved to Italy and signed for a small continental team this year as the terrain in Denmark doesnt suit him very well).
Isn't Aquadro mainly working with young non-italian riders who ride for Italian teams (in the u23 ranks or at pct level).Is Colleoni another Acquadro rider? Could be the usual Androni to Skineos transfer for the 2022 season.
It's not your average l'Avenir, but this performance is mighty impressive from Vandenabeele. Pidcock was head and shoulders above everyone and is one of the few truly elite (not counting first years), but make no mistake, Aleotti and the mighty Biesse Arvedi duo of Conca and Colleoni are really good, although neither are end all, be all climbers. What's impressive from Vandenabeele is that he had no team whatsoever for almost the entirety of the race, given Verschaeve and Van Gils' early exit. Unless you want to count mediocre Sweeny and sprinter Arne Marit as support, of course. Vandenabeele and Bayer, who unfortunately had to exit as well, put in a shift here, worthy of earning pro contracts.loool Vandenabeele climbed together with Pidcock and finished one second down, i guess it was a sprint. Moved to second place in GC. Either the overall level wasn't that high and we shouldn't draw too many conclusions from Pidcock's win, or Vandenabeele has made HUUUUUGE improvements during the Covid-19 break.
Eager to see guys like Leemreize, Van Gils... who were unfortunate in previous races.Ronde de L'Isard startlist. Keen to see how Gloag follos up his performance in the Baby Giro
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