One of those conclusions is that there were a lot of cases today. “There are several riders here with different teams and different levels,” says Ine Beyen.
“We have small teams that are still fresh at the start. We are only on the 2nd day in the Tour, so they can and want to do something. They then mix in the front ranks a bit. At that moment mistakes occur. “
“I see reactions passing on social media: ‘This was not advertising’ and ‘men do not fall’. That is a ridiculous position as far as I am concerned,” commentator Ruben Van Gucht picks up.
“Men fall just as much. Maybe not in this way, but in a different way. I think it’s too easy to blame it on those women now.”
“100% agreement”, says Ine Beyen. “We are at the beginning of the Tour and this was a very chaotic stage. This would also be very chaotic for the men. You always notice that at the beginning of the Tour for the men, that there is a fall. What’s the difference?”
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