Ardennes* races **Spoilers**

rick_chasey
rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
edited April 2021 in Pro race
Well since there's 21km to go in the Brabantse Pijl this thread is probably a bit late in the day.

Trentin is on his own out front with 20 seconds lead, ahead of a 7 man group including WvA.




*yes they're not all in the Ardennes.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    Others in the group -Van Aert, Teuns, Pidcock, Cosnefroy, Skujins, Stannard (??), Schelling, Cavagna, Riesebeek.

    Pidcock attacks on the Herstraat at 16km to go. WvA can follow, the rest can't.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    WvA takes over withg Pidcock and the have a 20m gap but they're not free yet.

    10s to Trentin.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    Already being covered in the generic small races thread.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310
    Trentin's going to get caught I reckon. WVA and Pidcock coming up.

    You would think that would not be the worst thing for Trentin, he's got a good sprint.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310
    Yeah he's waiting now
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    OMG they stopped the Sporza coverage for an emergency newsflash about corona restrictions.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    OK I'm up on Canvas. The twosome reached Trentin - new situation, group of 3, WvA, Pidcock and Trentin with 13s over the remainder of the group, Schelling, Cosenefroy ,Cavagna, Skuijns, Teuns and others. 12 km to go.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    Pidcock looks considerably smaller than WvA and Trentin.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    Teuns attacks out of the group as Cosnefroy follows.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    8km to go, next climb, 10s gap ahead of the chasing Cosnefroy and Teuns - Trentin looks gassed to me.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    Skuijns jumps out of G3 en route to Cosenefroy and Teuns.

    Still turning well with the front 3 of Pidcock, WvA and Trentin, even if Trentin is grimacing a lot.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    G3 catches up with the G2 chasers - 20s behind the leading trio. Next hill coming up.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,372
    Between this front 3 now.
    All 3 are quick, but this new finish is a bit of a drag.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    4km to go. Sporza moto rates WvA for the win, just from how easy he has looked on the bike all day.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310
    Presumably between WVA and Trentin... Pidcock should stop taking turns...
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,372

    4km to go. Sporza moto rates WvA for the win, just from how easy he has looked on the bike all day.

    Really? Belgian boys tip the Belgian?
    I'm shocked. :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    last km, WvA leads it out, Pidcock 2nd, Trentin last.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,673
    SPriiiint.


    WvA looks good but goes long, Pidcock comes from behind and takes the win!!!
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310

    last km, WvA leads it out, Pidcock 2nd, Trentin last.

    Cosnefroy was closing fast!

    PIDCOCK!!
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    Go Tom, superb confidence.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,372
    Thomas Van Pidcock beats the plucky Belgian novice. :D
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,273
    Wow.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310
    That cat and mouse was fun at the end there
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,389
    Surprised pidcock had that sprint . WvA has been busy this year
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,389
    Cocky youth .... Lol
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,372
    The overhead shot shows that it wasn't even close.
    Much faster than WVA.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376

    Surprised pidcock had that sprint . WvA has been busy this year

    He looks a bit tired, didn't seem to go that early but Pidcock got in his wheel quite easily. Surprised Trentin didn't have more at the end, I guess he used too much trying to go solo.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Delighted for Pidcock after his fantastic showing at MSR.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,310
    I didn't realise they had been away earlier too
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    Pidcock looked the strongest for the whole 50km I watched but it was hard to see him outsprinting Van Aert.