Valgren bemoans 'stupid bike riders' after neutralisation chaos at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Michael Valgren (Dimension Data)

The neutralisation of Dwars Door Vlaanderen on Wednesday certainly looked chaotic, and that was confirmed from within the peloton as Michael Valgren ( Dimension Data ) hit out at "stupid bike riders" who kept fighting for position even though the race had been stopped. The breakaway and peloton were waved to a halt with 76 kilometres remaining to allow for ambulances to access riders who'd crashed in the women's race, which was behind schedule and set to use the same section of the course over the Kluisberg and Knokteberg. Though Valgren finished with the main peloton, 20 or so seconds down on winner Mathieu van der Poel, he found himself chasing for the best part of 20 kilometres when the race resumed. The reason, he explained, was riders jostling to be near the front, even when the race was being slowed and indeed when it was at a standstill, as ...

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