How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2013

Mar 25 2013

Echelons, a tremendously long break, inopportune flats and tumbles—it’s beginning to look a lot more like spring, despite the stubbornly wintery conditions in Northern Europe right now.

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Definitely a mixed bag for the favorites going into the Monuments next week: two abandons—one intentional, one not—a breakthrough win, and active, aggressive races for a bunch of potential spoilers. We’ll see who scoops up the Cadbury Eggs when the chips are down next Sunday.

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7 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2013”

  1. Huntie Cakes March 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Dang-nabbit!

  2. Mike March 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I was also totally amazed about how Bodnar made it back to the break so fast. Was hoping you found footage of that.

  3. Rudsboro Rouleur March 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Another good one Cosmo! Your grassy knoll comment stings a bit, as it reminds me that the Zapruder film has better resolution than watching the live feeds, and less Snooker commercials too.

    Do you think RvV will play out more like E3H or GW? In other words, will Sagan or Cancellara win?

  4. Charlie March 26, 2013 at 3:29 am #

    Hey, well done, just caught your video from over at Steephill tv. Thats the best in depth race coverage I’ve seen. Thanks, I’ll keep watching.

  5. rainbow March 26, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    I thought Flecha’s chase was soft in light of his aggressive approach displayed throughout (yes admittedly it was directly after a pull, swooping away pulling everyone off Sagans wheel ). He then let the race be lost by swerving towards Sagans wheel, missing it totally and finding himself out in the wind on the right hand side of the road , the glance behind then enforced the Spanish racers stereo typical modus operandi ‘we don’t work for anyone but ourselves’ gap.. gone.. wheelie.

  6. Jon March 26, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Best ever

  7. cosmic osmo March 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    i wonder if we will get to see some riders actually on the cobbles this season during the “cobbled classics”…

    they should be renamed to “that area of smooth dirt directly adjacent to the cobbles” classics

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