Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann strike there Wednesday, with head and shoulders top in the sprint on the Zeelaan of De Panne. The 20-year-old neo pro Jasper philipsen is admitted surprised friend and foe by as third to finish in the Three-day Bruges-De Panne. The rider of the Hagens Berman Axeon team of Axel Merckx showed, among others, Baptiste Planckaert and Jens Debusschere.
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“I’m definitely satisfied with that third place,” said philipsen is admitted. “Certainly, when I me at a given moment had to be surprised at the passage on The Nuts. There wrong all of a sudden I in a lost situation by in a second range. I really thought that the calf then drowned.”
“But I was certainly not the only one who had to be surprised. Therefore, were there different teams to get started, and we were able the gap is still closing.”
“And then there was the endures to the last straight stretch. I wish no one fall, but I wanted my own chance. I’m not slow, but I also like the more robust work. I have yet to discover what if 20-year-old. After this Three-day Bruges-De Panne we drive especially beloftenwedstrijden, but this third place tasted sweet”, said philipsen is admitted.
Pascal Ackermann had to settle for the closest place of honour. “Elia Viviani was the fastest. In the last meters he could me even surpass. I’ve been there a few times been very close, as in the Bredene-Handzame Classic and the Tour of Abu Dhabi. The happiness may ever stand at my side. Gent-Wevelgem is not on my program. The Scheldeprijs, however, is. I want to be full, my chance to go. Even if it is against men such as Marcel Kittel”, said the German trooper.