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Karl and Bert after the surprise of the Brussels Cycling Classic: ‘A lot of poker is played in team cars’ | Cycling

Karl and Bert after the surprise of the Brussels Cycling Classic: ‘A lot of poker is played in team cars’ | Cycling

In the Brussels Classic Cycling Championships, the favorites’ players left themselves to be defeated by the early Separatists yesterday. To the great happiness of Taco…

Monday, Jun 06

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In the Brussels Classic Cycling Championships, the favorites’ players left themselves to be defeated by the early Separatists yesterday. To the great happiness of Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), who returned with the victory cup. Commentators Karl Vannieuwkerke and Bert De Backer analyze how the cycle could turn into a surprising scenario. Karl: “Were there mistakes yesterday by the teams that were not in the early break?”

Burt: “In the peloton you have to find allies to bridge the gap in the leading group and then put each other at risk. But more often there is poker. Yesterday they played a lot of poker and lost.”

In the support cars, the team leader would have said: ‘Today we won’t be driving even once. “

“The other teams will think, ‘We’ll be driving for the last 50 kilometres.’” If help does not come, we will stop.”

“Often teams threaten other teams’ cars that they will stop chasing them, but in the end they usually just go ahead.”

“Maybe they stopped driving yesterday. That could be a possible scenario for things to go wrong for the peloton.” Karl: ‘Put Taco van der Horn in the cycling hierarchy’

Burt: “It’s kind of a specialty. Taco van der Horn has always managed to be in the early flight. He knows he can win races that way.”“I think the early flights he’s on are more likely to make it to the end than not. Maybe we should put a PhD student on that matter.”Karl: “Van der […]

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