Extra seasoning..........Soupe was a strong 3rd in Herning at the 2012 Giro d'Italia!
After 11 years of wondering why Soupe doesn't sprint anymore he actually gets the grand tour victory I always thought he was capable of.
Feel gutted for Aular somehow. That would've been a Fred Rodriguez moment.
The crash that took down down Arensman looked like a touch of wheels by the last rider in the Alpecin train. On a straight section of the road. Wha could you do as a race organization to avoid that—insist that teammates leave a bigger gap between each other in a paceline?Neither of these crashes had much to do with the route.
In his interview Groves said the course wasn't bad, the riders were. Said it happens when everyone wants to win.This run in was so dangerous....more so than others if that's possible? The constant road expansion from 1 lane to 2 lanes then opening to 4+ lanes contributed to some seriously stupid pack movement. GC riders were forced to work back up and fortunately Kuss came through relatively unscathed. They could easily have controlled the wider areas to 2 lanes to maintain a higher, consistent tempo and saved a few bodies.