Postlberger emerges from neutralisation confusion to take 4th at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Bora-Hansgrohe's Lukas Postlberger

By the time Lukas Pöstlberger ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) beat a path through the confused Dwars door Vlaanderen peloton, which had stopped for a second time somewhere near the base of the Knokteberg following a neutralisation, he found his erstwhile breakaway companions had already re-started without him. A bizarre problem required a creative solution. Pöstlberger had been part of the early escape at Dwars door Vlaanderen, but his group was flagged to a halt near Avelgem with 76 kilometres remaining so that an ambulance could drive past and attend to a crash in the women’s event. The main peloton was soon upon them, and all the riders were back together when they tentatively set off once again. Frantically, the commissaires sought to bring some order to proceedings, flagging the bunch to a halt once again to allow the break to go clear and restore their advantage of 2:15. The Austrian champion, ...

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