Liege-Bastogne-Liege - Bradley Wiggins: Arrogant Alaphilippe only has himself to blame for balls-up
Julian Alaphilippe suffered one of the most embarrassing mistakes in Monument history as the world champion was denied on the line by Primoz Roglic. Alaphilippe was already celebrating with his arms outstretched as Roglic dipped on his inside. And a photo finish subsequently proved what Alaphilippe had feared.
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), à l'arrivée de Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2020
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"There was quite a lot of intent there, probably attached to a fair bit of overconfidence, almost borderline arrogance, really, in terms of him proving that point after a disappointing Tour from his point of view," Wiggins said.
"He fired right and impeded the Bahrain rider, but by firing right it means he only had to look over his left shoulder because he had the barriers there. As he sees the guys come up, Hirschi in particular, he then fires left, almost with intention to impede their sprint.
"It’s a touch of arrogance, sort of ‘if I’m not going to do it physically I’m going to bully you a little bit’. And it backfired on him.