Eric Dekker Rabobank’s sporting director has confirmed that his tactics in Het Nieusblad were rubbish as pointed out at the time by greenjersey. It seems that he had no faith in Langevelde’s ability to beat Haussler so instead of defending the lead he told his team to help catch his young prospect.
Much good it did him. Instead of a second at worst Rabobank finished up with nothing. greenjersey understands that for pros winning is everything and they don’t race for second place but with top sprinters Boonen and Hushovd in the group it was a big mistake by Dekker.