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.
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.