Oliver Naesen (AG2R) explored the E3 Harelbeke. That exploration also heard the Old Kwaremont. For Naesen it was the first time since his crash in the Tour of Flanders, that he Kwaremont reed. The Belgian champion put post a photo on Instagram showing how he once again falls, he fell, this time probably aware.
For Naesen it was the first time since his crash in the Tour of Flanders that he is on the Oude Kwaremont reed. Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet and Oliver Naesen came last year in the final stage of the Tour of Flanders unhappy at the fall of seventeen kilometers from the finish, when they were looking for the eventual winner Philippe Gilbert. Naesen responded afterwards greatly disappointed. That disappointment seems to now be processed.
The @ag2rlamondiale_procyclingteam boys and me went back to the Oude Kwaremont for the first time since @rondevanvlaanderenofficial 2017 today.
I am sure this video verifies the feeling I had about the cause of my crash yesterday at the @rondevanvlaanderenofficial. I was close to the barrier but I was in control when I felt that something caught my left arm, maybe the jacket that is seen later on me. I wouldn’t have clipped the barrier with my wheel if I hadn’t had my arm caught by that object. However, these things happen in racing and I now have to focus on Paris-Roubaix. (Video by @Seal_Jobs)