Style Points from De Ronde
+7 for Nick Nuyens. Three of ‘em for picking the one right time to cover an attack, 2 for winning Flanders as a Flandrian, a point for the mesh undershirt and another for finding a minute to zip up before the sprint.
+5 for Spartacus. Two of ‘em for attempting what everybody knew was coming. Another for climbing the Muur only 5 seconds slower than he did last year. And 1 more point for never, ever, ever quitting on the race.
Which leads us to Garmin. Give Vaughters credit (though no points) for not letting his team work in case the race came back together. It did. But then to not have anybody stick to the leaders after the Muur? -1. And let’s deduct another couple points for the whole quitting thing.
Finally, +1 to Jurgen Roelandts for poppin’ a wheelie on the Kapelmuur.