Quinten Hermans afternoon in Sint-Niklaas, his fifth podium of the season obtained, are second in their own country. During the tv broadcast showed his manager Hans van Kasteren know that the Person at the end of next season, the Telenet-Fidea Lions will leave.
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Hermans won the individual cross in Waterloo in september, was third in the Brico-cross in Meulebeke and finished two times as runner-up in the EKZ-Crosscircuit, in Eschenbach and in Hittnau. “I never really in the victory, believed,” said Hermans afterwards. “Mathieu, you know that it will be difficult. Though I was surprised that he so long has been waiting to make the difference. Just hope you Koppenbergscenario, but that was not the case. I could a few times to attack of him to parry, and as he drove away, I tried a bit busy, and I remained long on for six, seven seconds to hang, but I also felt that Mathieu was too strong. He had the match fully under control, whether it is virtue that I have him so long in the visor could keep and not on our end.”
“I feel that I from a heavy training period am come”, he asked. “This gives confidence for the difficult period that is yet to come and the BK. I was ziekjes in the period around Koksijde (25 november). Then I trained hard in the direction of the christmas season, and the BK top. It is fun to that good feeling now translated to see in a second place.”
Incidentally, start Hermans in 2019 to his last season with the Telenet Fidea cycling team Lions. That told manager Hans van Kasteren during the television broadcast. “Quinten is doing his contract, and will then choose for the other places,” he said. Hermans confirmed that news, even after the end, but could still not pass it in 2020 will race. “I wanted to be more than a contract for one year and that was apparently not in”, says Hermans for the Sporza cameras. (belga)