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Old 04-28-19, 05:27 AM
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might want to get your facts straight
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Old 04-28-19, 06:58 AM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J6rA9zou0PU

this guy didn’t need or get any help and he won

my kind of rider on a small team without much help or funding and he destroyed the field in the sprint
Kind of an odd finish, but I really don't see what was so special about it. Van der Poel was having a really good day, never slowed down, ignored tactics, timed everything perfectly (with quite a bit of luck involved) and just went for it without any hesitation. I think the timing of his efforts was eerily perfect, and he was really strong, but I'm just not seeing much other than that. I thought that's how every contested sprint finish plays out.
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He pulled 8 riders for 20 or so miles and then the sprint finish
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He pulled 8 riders for 20 or so miles and then the sprint finish
You're killin' me with your in depth knowledge of racing and thorough understanding of how and why things happen. Keep 'em coming.
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Congratulations to Fuglsang for his "solo" win today. His team sacrificed themselves unselfishly throughout to get him in position at the bottom of the crucial climb. Alaphilippe's team did the same for him, but he wasn't able to finish it off.
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You're killin' me with your in depth knowledge of racing and thorough understanding of how and why things happen. Keep 'em coming.
Yup. Let's hope he'll bless us with his insight all season long. Can't wait for this commentary through the grand tours.
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
He pulled 8 riders for 20 or so miles and then the sprint finish
Brevity is good. I missed what led up to the final sprint, just saw the highlights. What the clip made it look like, was that van der Poel just powered through a bunch of guys who were somewhat hesitating and looking at each other, and not expecting him. Should have watched the whole race.
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Old 04-28-19, 06:17 PM
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Van Der Poel is special. I believe what Lance said is true about this guy.

i did not see today’s race yet.
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