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Optimistic after starting the Classics season


My legs are good, I got over the cobbles well and am now looking forward to the next weekends with Flanders and Roubaix. After I took it a little easy after Paris-Nice, the muscles are coming slowly back into form and hopefully will stay there ;-)

At Harelbeke I could finish in the first chase group. There was no top result. Shortly before the finish I attacked and was caught. After that I had nothing left with which to sprint. But I was still satisfied with my performance, because there is a clear upwards trend. Today at Gent-Wevelgem that feeling was confirmed, although after 200 kilometers I crashed. A couple of riders crashed in front of me and I couldn’t avoid them. I was able to finish the race, but there was no more question of being in contention.

I will just have to consider both races as good preparation, and am looking forward to the upcoming Monuments – and the fans. The atmosphere along the courses is gigantic.

Photo: roth-foto.de

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