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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
edited 14 April 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_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    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_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    WvA takes over withg Pidcock and the have a 20m gap but they're not free yet.

    10s to Trentin.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,484
    Already being covered in the generic small races thread.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    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.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    Yeah he's waiting now
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    OMG they stopped the Sporza coverage for an emergency newsflash about corona restrictions.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    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_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    Pidcock looks considerably smaller than WvA and Trentin.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    Teuns attacks out of the group as Cosnefroy follows.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    8km to go, next climb, 10s gap ahead of the chasing Cosnefroy and Teuns - Trentin looks gassed to me.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    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_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    G3 catches up with the G2 chasers - 20s behind the leading trio. Next hill coming up.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,965
    Between this front 3 now.
    All 3 are quick, but this new finish is a bit of a drag.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    4km to go. Sporza moto rates WvA for the win, just from how easy he has looked on the bike all day.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    Presumably between WVA and Trentin... Pidcock should stop taking turns...
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,965

    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_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    last km, WvA leads it out, Pidcock 2nd, Trentin last.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,049 Lives Here
    SPriiiint.


    WvA looks good but goes long, Pidcock comes from behind and takes the win!!!
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539

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

    Cosnefroy was closing fast!

    PIDCOCK!!
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,484
    Go Tom, superb confidence.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,965
    Thomas Van Pidcock beats the plucky Belgian novice. :D
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 2,665
    Wow.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    That cat and mouse was fun at the end there
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,922
    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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,922
    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_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,965
    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.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,484

    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_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,153
    Delighted for Pidcock after his fantastic showing at MSR.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,539
    I didn't realise they had been away earlier too
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,484
    Pidcock looked the strongest for the whole 50km I watched but it was hard to see him outsprinting Van Aert.
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