Trevor Raab Episode 6. Plan B
Netflix episode summary : When their leader drops out, Alpecin-Deceuninck hedges their bets on Jasper “Disaster” Philipsen. Will he live up to his nickname or redeem himself?
Star of the episode : Jasper Philipsen
Drama score : awkward “victory” salutes! Stars dropping out! Heatwaves!—8/10 Video player poster image Action score : yellow jersey crashes! Sprinters stop playing nice!—10/10
Thoughts and highlights : Turns out, everyone needs rest and recovery. Mathieu van der Poel just doesn’t have it after having competed in the Giro d’Italia 3 weeks before the tour (kind of makes sense). Which means Alpecin–Deceuninck has to scramble a bit.
Jasper Philipsen has to overcome his nickname, Jasper Disaster.
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