A month ago Dylan van Baarle was flying to Manchester from Belgium with his arm in a sling. The Dutchman needed surgery on his hand following an unfortunate collision in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. It looked like his Classics campaign could be over before it had really got going.
Dylan van Baarle
It went really well. The legs felt pretty good. I didn’t expect to be with the top guys so was happy with sixth on GC.
“Yes and no,” he opined. “Of course it’s also good to be fresh for this period but breaking something doesn’t help your condition. I can see it from both sides. But I don’t think my condition has gone away and it’s good to be mentally fresh for this period, so we’ll see. I’ll race with the same mindset as I would have done without the hand injury.