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‘I’m not a selfish racer’ – Attila Valter revisits Jumbo-Visma’s Strade Bianche mistakes

'I'm not a selfish racer' - Attila Valter revisits Jumbo-Visma's Strade Bianche mistakes

Attila Valter has insisted that there are no hard feelings between him and Tiesj Benoot after they struggled to dovetail their efforts for Jumbo-Visma in the finale of Strade Bianche on Saturday. Benoot placed third in Siena, while Valter had to settle for fifth after they were unable to bring back winner Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers), who had escaped with 50km remaining.

The most obvious moment of discord came with 18km to go when Valter bridged up to Benoot after he had attacked from the chasing group on the penultimate gravel climb. When Benoot turned and saw Valter arriving, he gesticulated in exasperation, believing that the Hungarian had inadvertently brought Matej Mohorič and Quinn Simmons with him.

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