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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #270 on: August 14, 2017, 20:48 »
https://twitter.com/avozgurozan/status/897155710517161984

https://www.facebook.com/IsraelCyclingAcademy/posts/1020359581400933

Well he couldn't hang on to the W-52 duo all the way to the line, but even after he got dropped the chasing group didn't make up much time on him. I think the gap was ~3m30 when he had to let them go and it was down to ~3 minutes at the line. So some smart racing not to completely blow himself up.

What was also smart was getting in the break. A few others around him in the GC had the same idea (Gomes, Fonte and Schelling), but he was the only one who managed to hang on after being caught. The youth jersey (and the unofficial non-Latin European one) should be his now barring something awful tomorrow in the TT.

It's been a very impressive week from him and to be honest when the road has gone uphill he has had not much support from the team. If he had had somebody, on stage 5 in particular, to eat wind/lead him out then a stage victory might not have been beyond him.
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