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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    Agree. Thoroughly enjoyed this year's Hell of the North. You also have to give kudos to Dillier. I can only imagine what was going through his mind, working side by side with Sagan. He had to know deep down that he wasn't going to out-sprint Sagan at the finish, but he was willing to take his turn at the front and help to take the two of them to the finish. I hope that sometime down the road Sagan returns the favor.
    Bora would be wise to pick up his next contract. What he did as an athlete, as well as sportsman, is incredibly impressive.

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    Here's an article from Cycling News. Seems that it has been confirmed that Goolaerts suffered cardiac arrest before he crashed:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gool...roubaix-crash/

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    Dillier is a little disappointed, but he also sounds like he's quite happy to take that disappointment to the bank

    At the post-race press conference, Dillier admitted a little disappointment, but conceded he couldn’t be too down about sprinting against the rider of their generation for victory.
    Dillier the the right thing working with Sagan. For a rider getting 2nd place, he is getting LOTS of attentions and accolades, and that itself means a lot in this sport.

    Suppose Dillier refused to work with Sagan. Then chances are the both of them would be pulled back in the chasing pack. Then it'd come down to a bunch sprint within this pack. Sagan would be the favorite to win in a bunch sprint here. Dillier might not even podium in this scenario, and even if he did, he'd soon be forgotten.

    everyone likes to win, but I don't think he's all that disappointed in 2nd place. Dillier wasn't gonna out sprint Sagan no matter what position Sagan was in. The two of them Sagan and Dillier had a 1 minute lead over the chasing pack by the time the two got to the veledrome. If Dillier didn't lead out, Sagan would just ease up and wait for the headsup sprint with Dillier, in which case Sagan would win anyway.

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    Dillier knew he had no chance when he was leading Sagan into the velodrome. He was constantly turning his head to see when Sagan was going to attack. Meanwhile Sagan was like a lion hunting his prey. Just waiting and waiting for the opportune time to pounce for the kill. Once Sagan made the jump, it was all over. Kudos to Sagan. Well deserved win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoroninK View Post
    Here's an article from Cycling News. Seems that it has been confirmed that Goolaerts suffered cardiac arrest before he crashed:
    Goolaerts suffered cardiac arrest before Paris-Roubaix crash | Cyclingnews.com
    That's awful!

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