Dwars door Vlaanderen:: Roeselare – Waregem – 203km
“It is not just a matter of legs – says sport director Tristan Hoffman – but also to be able to find the right position especially before every côtes. The boys have been good to get in the breakaway, but then we did not have the necessary experience on the Berendries “.
“The tactic was to go on the run – says Ion Insausti – to force the other teams to work. I was able to take back the fugitives even though it was really tiring”
“The race exploded – adds Ivan Garcia Cortina – between Berendries and Valkenberg and me and Luka Pibernik we worked hard to bring back in the front positions our captain Sonny Colbrelli. We lacked very little in succeeding. ”
“It was just a question of experience – clarifies Colbrelli – when the new breakaway of four riders started. I was in the middle of the and I could not follow them. Too bad, the condition is good and I think I can do well in the next races. ”
The winner, the Belgian Yves Lampaert, arrived solo on the finish line in Waregem with a 37 “ advantage on the three former breakaway teammates.
The Northern campaign will continue Friday with the E3 Harelbeke; a classic Flemish race about 206km with fifteen sharp climbs and five pavé stretches.
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