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Gent-Wevelgem:: Deinze – Wevelgem – 249km

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“Some riders have fallen in front of me before the Kemmelberg – says Ivan Garcia Cortina – I have managed to avoid them but a rider hit me from behind and I went down on the road”.

Luckily nothing serious for the young Spanish rider who, however, lost the wheels of the best in a decisive phase of the race.

“We have done a good race – explains sport director Gorazd Štangelj – and only in the final we missed something. We are improving and we hope to have better luck next Sunday at the Ronde van Vlaanderen “.

Best of Team Sonny Colbrelli 13th on the finish line in Wevelgem after 249k. “When Greg Van Avarmaet attacked, I was probably too far back in the main group and so I lost ground . The good side that even today I stayed with the top riders throughout the race and this comforts me for the next races here in Belgium “.

Good performance also for the Italian Niccolò Bonifazio, who arrived in the top group. “Finally a race without problems. The condition is good and I’m confident to reach a good results very soon”.

The Belgian Van Avarmaet, at his second victory after E3 Harelbeke last Friday,won the 79th edition of Gent-Wevelgem ahead of his compatriot Jens Keukeleire and the World Champion Peter Sagan.

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