What the heck was GB thinking yesterday?
I watched most of the race live (split screen with other events) and they tried the same tactic as if it was a tour stage for a 1 day race. Seriously?
First mistake was to be all cocky and basically tell everyone it was Cav's race to lose; All the other teams to GB, "Thanks for the heads up..."
The second mistake was to ride the race like a tour stage. At the tour they could let guys go up the road and only had to mark 2 or three riders. In the Olympic RR they let guys like Menchov, Vino, Cancellara, Niboli go up the road WITH TEAM MATES. Then they thought they could just bring it back after riding all day on the front with just 4 guys working?
That had to be the dumbest overall tactic I've seen in a long time!!!
GB was WAY over confident and I, for one, am glad to see it bite them in the ass. That was some seriously stupid racing. And where did CAV finish in the bunch sprint without his train? Third?
Jeebus H Keyrist!