An unlucky E3
Harelbeke, 23rd of March 2018, “It was an unlucky day – says Sonny Colbrelli – shortly after half an hour of racing Peter Sagan fell in front of me and I too found myself on the ground. I hit my left wrist but nothing serious”.
“Then when the race winner of the Dutchman Niki Terpstra and his teammate attacked a little over 60km to go, I tried to stay with the first little group but I did not do it. I cannot breathe well because of the cold and sore throat that seem to be back “.
Even before the two men Quick-Step Floors attack, a crash held up a large portion of the peloton, including several of the pre-race favorites. “We were good at standing – explains Heinrich Haussler – and I, Sonny and Borut Božič found ourselves in the front with other 30 riders. When the speed increased, unfortunately, I failed the first positions and I arrived in Harelbeke only 19th”.
“This is Flanders – concludes Borut – rain, wind and cold create the conditions for an always unpredictable race. In my opinion, the team worked well until the big crash after which it was a selection race and we lost positions “.
On Sunday, the boys will be at the start of the 80th edition of the Gent-Wevelgem. It will be a new 250km battle through the Flemish region.
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