An insider (in the village) mentioned that some of the teams, although empathising with the Dutch riders, are wondering if karma is at play because last week the Dutch Team managements was walking about super confident and farting arrogance. So far they only have one Silver for their efforts and lot of questions around what could g.o wrong next. The atmosphere isn't a happy one.
Meanwhile over in the SA camp there's a bunch of happy people but two riders feeling a little bummed that luck didn't go their way. But at least no ones pointing fingers at CSA (except on social media). Also our riders and the team admin were informed about the bridge being removed for the race. What went wrong on the way to the Dutch camp well, we'll never know as its all a bit of who didn't say what.
Good news is that MVDP didn't fracture anything in the fall. What's next? Well I guess we'll have to ask his agent but rumour is that they lost the dart board with the UCi calendar printed on it and the ambidexterous dart chucker ended up taking a detour to Thailand instead of Japan. So I guess its regrouping proper now. Back to the road and no more MTB for MVDP which is as annoying as it is disappointing. This lack of focus is starting to cost results. Lets hope he wakes ups and sees the wood from the fire