There’s nothing like a good echelon… and this is nothing like a good echelon

Gent-Wevelgem was absolute carnage. I don’t think I’ve seen such exciting weather-related mayhem since someone ended up under a truck at Paris-Nice and Stijn Devolder got hit by a flying wheelie bin at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne.

Geraint Thomas managed to pick himself up out of a drainage ditch to take third place, whilst Etixx Quick Step played their usual tactical masterstroke by letting Luca Paolini ride away to take the win.

Wind-assisted.

And here’s the Kiserlovski under the truck Ooh La La classic wet-weather Paris-Nice action…

It would be a shame if the extreme weather protocol meant an end to the unpredictable madness of early season bike races.

2 thoughts on “There’s nothing like a good echelon… and this is nothing like a good echelon

  1. John mills March 31, 2015 / 6:38 am

    i had a moment like Geraint on the lvis, Sunday … the wind did make parts of the day “interesting”,
    but having ridden the whole audax I’m glad i did rather than bottle out🙂
    long may we have the choice to ride in whatever the weather !

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