Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2023, stage 15: Pamplona - Lekunberri, 158.3k

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1) Any successful person catches some because of fan insecurities, jealousies, etc.

2) Remco is sometimes, as Mathieu van der Poel says, "borderline arrogant" in interviews.

3) He'll gain a lot of fans with his comeback after disaster in this bike race.
Planned disaster in 3). Can't win a GC against real gc riders , that aren't injured so gives up ...takes a rest to do gimmick stage rides...like the one. There is a low bar setting for heroes these days
 
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1) Any successful person catches some because of fan insecurities, jealousies, etc.

2) Remco is sometimes, as Mathieu van der Poel says, "borderline arrogant" in interviews.

3) He'll gain a lot of fans with his comeback after disaster in this bike race.
4) When commentators overhype a competitor, there will be a reaction in perception of him.
 
You must appreciate the absolute tactical brilliance of this win. He also had to close Buitrago and Kämna on the descent, the latter unfortunately crashing but Costa was about to reel him back anyway. People are just lazy when they say he "wheelsucked". He was also the first rider that followed Remco in the move that ended up being the break. Just so smart. Incredible rider. What a great win this was.
 
Costa is a killer
A scorpion wants to cross a river but cannot swim, so it asks a frog to carry it across. The frog hesitates, afraid that the scorpion might sting it, but the scorpion promises not to, pointing out that it would drown if it killed the frog in the middle of the river. The frog considers this argument sensible and agrees to transport the scorpion. Midway across the river, the scorpion stings the frog anyway, dooming them both. The dying frog asks the scorpion why it stung despite knowing the consequence, to which the scorpion replies: "I am sorry, but I couldn't resist the urge. It's in my nature.
 
Kämna made a mistake in going to the front in the last hundred meters. Costa may not win with panache but he is paid to win stages regardless of the way he does it so he succeeded in that goal.

Remco still able of doing 4th despite doing most of the work behind, his sprint truly is very strong nowadays.
 
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