Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fleche Wallone: Getting a Gap

With the last of the early escapees back in the peloton, it was time for the counter attacks to start.  In fact, one reason the peloton will leave the early break out front is to discourage others from going on the offensive.  BMC didn't bring Greg Van Avermaet to the 81st  Fleche Wallone, so it left other team members with the freedom to ride for themselves.  The first to take advantage was Alessandro De Marchi, who jumped away with another 46 kilometers left to race.  I was unable to determine which rider from Movistar who covered De Marchi's move.  The name the announcer was giving didn't match my startlist.

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