Ganna and the tactics of the Ineos in San Remo: “Let’s not play at being sports directors”

Ganna and the tactics of the Ineos in San Remo: “Let’s not play at being sports directors”

The Ineos-Grenadiers team was one of the great protagonists of the final stage of the Milan-San Remo after picking up the pace on the climbs to the Cipressa and the Poggio but without achieving the reward of the triumph on the Via Roma in San Remo.

The Ineos tactic was quite criticized on social networks since, despite the effort of its runners to accelerate the pace of the race, none of its runners managed to finish in the final stage after the distant attack of Jasper Stuyven, with Thomas Pidcock and Michal Kwiatkowski arriving in the first group but finishing in positions 15 and 17 respectively.

One of the protagonists of the race, the world time trial champion, Filippo Ganna, wanted to face criticism and defended the team’s attitude through this comment on his Instagram account. “During the last three days after finishing the Tirreno-Adriatico, I have had a little fever (the PCR was negative, nobody is alarmed. The tactical decisions of the Milan-San Remo have been a consequence of it. Please, let’s not all play sports directors with their pros and cons. Thank you and see you in the next races. “

In fact, Ganna’s work on the climb to Poggio was followed by the figure of Pidcock on the descent to San Remo, when Van Aert, Alaphilippe and Van der Poel managed to hunt him down before Stuyven’s surprising attack. Pidcock himself appreciated the team’s performance despite the final result. “I felt good and I am happy with it, but I wanted something more. I have learned a lot, the team has rolled very well and I am happy,” said the young British pearl, who at Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo has shown that she can shine in the great classics of the cycling calendar.

Melissa Galbraith
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