A Sunday spin in the park for Gilbert. How could a team/those guys be close to content with 2nd and 3rd without trying anything. Let’s nurse Andy to the line so he can finish 3rd? Boy, I love defensive bike racing. I wish Greg Van Avermaet, BMC, could have somehow managed to make it back. That would have been interesting at least. I guess Gilbert must of been just that much better. Or the Schlecks are just stage racers that grew up with radios and have no race tactics in their heads at all? One of the two.
Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad finishing 18th was a highlight though.