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It is already pressure on the Flemish hills: a lot of riders explored the Tour of Flanders

Pull-Segafredo laid about 100 kilometers, team leader Jasper Stuyven kept it at 60 km. “He explored earlier for the trail and had that mileage enough,” said Dirk Demol.

“The survey came at the request of John Degenkolb. He stands in the pecking order just below Stuyven. Degenkolb is in the run-up to the classics have been sick. So he is now not really superfit. And for me that is the reason for Stuyven a place higher. Degenkolb can of the Tour of Flanders to his condition continue to strengthen to Paris-Roubaix, a goal from him this year.”

Mitchelton-Scott plant Friday for a short exploration

Friday Mitchelton-Scott still some crucial points of the circuit under the microscope. “Our journey will be about 60 kilometers long. We start coming up just before the first climb of the Oude Kwaremont,” reported sports director Lorenzo Lapage. “The run-up to the first climb of the day in the Round differs from last year, that’s why. Then we cut off to the last loop to pull the Old Kwaremont and the Paterberg. The team bus will take the riders further up.”

“We are Matteo Trentin and Luke Durbridge put forward for protected riders. Durbridge is in the spring what had been sick, but is now tiptop in order. Including place I Mathew Hayman and Luka Mezgec. Hayman is more someone for the Paris-Roubaix and gets the role of team leader assigned. Mezgec is still missing what parcourservaring in the Round to really to be able to stand. Forget Jack Bauer, who is strongly engaged. I expect Sunday a fierce battle against Peter Sagan. For me he is the man to beat in Oudenaarde.”

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