Sep 9, 2003 2:33 PM
|1-2 today. It's so nice to see when a proper 2-man-in -a-break is executed. Kudos to the Extebarrias and the director. When it's done right it just looks great. Shows the 'team' aspect in cycling. even though Nozal had sat on the whole time David was still able to counter the counters and win the sprint for 2nd.|
Sep 10, 2003 2:08 PM
|Great team tactics and David policing the break so well and yet able to the take the sprint.|
|reminded me of when||atpjunkie|
Sep 10, 2003 2:49 PM
|Domo FF beat up on Hincapie at P.R. There have been a couple classics this year where teams had similar situations (Saeco was one) and didn't get the results.|
|Two guys versus four||boneman|
Sep 10, 2003 10:00 PM
|I seem to remember it being Peters, Knaven, Museeuw and Vainsteins doing the dance on George. David policed a fairly large group by himself from what, 20k? I was very impressed.
I've always viewed PR as a bit of a crap shoot, and the weather that day amplified the effect on selection, both the fittest and the luckiest.
|One guy versus four, correct re PR||atpjunkie|
Sep 11, 2003 9:29 PM
|yes, David's was superior (one man) policing. Crapshoot that PR is, it just reminded me of attack and sit on the counter, tactics you rarely seen done proper. George never stood a chance and it was sad as he'd battled back from so many flats. IMHO he was the strongest of the day but a strong team will always beat a strong man. Agreed that EE was more 'classic' but it was the policing that reminded me, Domo FF was able to attack with 4 riders.|| |