Alejandro Valverde winning his fourth Doyenne as last Sunday’s hi-lite?
Well, we were expecting that – the Movistar Spaniard and Sky’s Polish flyer Kwiatkowski were ‘super favourites’ and delivered two of the three podium places.
But what we weren’t expecting was the phone call from VeloVeritas soothsayer and mentor, Viktor on Sunday evening; ‘your man Fleeman’s just won The Rutland!’
Now, that was a surprise!
And that was before I’d even heard about the controversial finish to the race where One Pro’s New Zealander Hayden McCormick raised a digit at Fleeman, claiming that the Metaltek man had said he’d let him win?
But would you believe a man who was raised in the French and Belgian schools of racing, even if he did say he’d let you take the win?