Is He Attacking?
The Spring Cobbled Classics seem to be as much about the weather as the road surface this year. Gent Wevelgem proved to be no exception, but decided to add extremely strong winds to the equation. The early break away comprised six riders who gain as much as eight minutes on the peloton before the sprinters' teams decided to reel them back in. Mirko Tedeeschi (Southeast) looks over at Alex Dowsett (Movistar) trying to decide if the Brit was starting to attack or just stretching his legs in the cold. Oblivious to all but the job at hand, Pavel Brutt (Tinkoff Saxo) keeps his head down and his pedals turning over leading the others, Tim Kerkhoff (Roompot), Alexis Gougeard (AG2R) and Albert Timmer (Giant Alpecin) across the rain soaked cobbles.