Monday, March 29, 2010

Vicarious Gent-Wevelgem

The last couple of races have not been kind to Mike. Larry and Chris D haven't exactly flourished either. But the RRR trio collectively bounced back yesterday at Gent-Wevelgem. Mike picked up 350 points, thanks to Bernhard Eisel's win. Larry and Chris D tallied 390 and 200 points, respectively. But good as those numbers might look after the skimpy totals they have been posting over the last little while, they weren't nearly good enough to find the top step of the podium. That honour would fall to the Fraggle. With points from Gilbert, Hincapie, Paolini, and Gasparotto, she finished with 670 to take the win. Seven races, seven different winners. Pete was second with 630 points. Charlie and Jonah shared third place. They had 450 points apiece. This time around, it was King Andy and Jonny G who were shut out.

In the overall race, the top of the standings has a new look after the weekend. The Fraggle has moved into first overall. She has a 250 point lead over Jonny B heading into the Tour of Flanders. Charlie has moved into third place, while Dallas has been bumped from the top three for the first time all season. He now sits in fourth place, 60 points back of Charlie. Pete rounds out the top five. Down at the other end of the standings, Ali still have sole occupancy of the cellar. But Vic and Steve are not far from joining him. The three of them are separated by just 20 points.

Full results and standings here.

The Tour of Flanders is up next. It's the second monument of the season, which means the point totals will likely be higher. The third monument is a week later with Paris-Roubaix. Sandwiched in between is the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. Good times.

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