Somewhere to comment on races without waiting a day or spoiling things for evening highlight watchers
That’s out the car amongst the pigeons! Tomorrow will be interesting, Carapaz really has to go for it.
WvA to retain his title in Gent-Wevelgem today? or will any of the sprinters make it over the lumpy bits to take the win? Would be good to see a breakaway group stay away with a lesser name in there but I doubt it’ll happen, although 7 up the road with 5 minutes gap inside 45km so far, maybe today’s the day…
Great ride by the Eritrean
A bit of history that
Just caught up with it, great for him but a few people need to learn some race craft. Laporte was very poor semi-starting a sprint/attack at 1k to go. Why the hell didn’t teams like Lotto and Alpecin and Quickstep organise a proper chase, granted they’d be taking WvA across but surely you take that risk?
The wolf pack seems to be distinctly lacking this classics season
Absolutely, there were teams with 3 & 4 riders in that 2nd group. It would have been schoolboy stuff to make a concerted effort.
Seriously missing Tim De Clerq.
Illness and injury has really hampered them.
Great finish, just watched the last few kms. Yeah very odd from Laporte and the other teams as mentioned above. So happy for Girmay though. Really lovely scenes at the end. Only 21 as well!
Pog playing at cobbles riding today, WvA decided to train rather than race for ToF on Sunday, MVdP is there along there at the top of the favourites pile, wonder if Quickstep will make an appearance at any stage?
Just popped it on myself.
That’s a decent G2 on the road now
They’ve brought that gap right down. Pog looking ominous!
Could see the original breakaways dropping off on this hill
Yup - 3 so far
25k to go, still not sure who’s got this.
Don’t want to let Victor have too much of a gap
Turner over the top now they’re back together?
Turner and Pidcock both quite handy in a sprint…
Reckon it’ll be these 8 at the line now, not sure who though
Yeah, Pog’s group aren’t catching this.
Too tough to call