Jonathan Milan 'super happy' after leaving Dylan Groenewegen's crosswinds plan in tatters at Saudi Tour

Jayco AlUla were one of the chief architects of the split, but its Dutch sprinter could not deliver on his team's work

Jonathan Milan at Saudi Tour
(Image credit: Getty)

Sometimes it is the days that look the easiest that are the hardest. At one point on stage two of the Saudi Tour, the TV coverage cut to the speedometer on the motorbike following the peloton, and it was stuck at just 20km/h - a speed the average amateur cyclist would not have a hard time keeping up with.

What this glance at the speed did not tell you was the effect a 45km/h block headwind was having on the riders, and the tension that this built, as the teams waited for the next turn, for the wind to change, for crosswinds to happen.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.