CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Today was rather disappointing and not the results we were hoping for. Only Jaco [Venter] was able to stay in the front group today. We were just too far back at key moments."

Photo: MTN Qhubeka

DIMENSION DATA

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

DRIEDAAGSE VAN WEST-VLAANDEREN

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

JACOBUS JOHANNES VENTER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
08.03.2015 @ 18:42 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) took out the final stage of the 3 Days of West Flanders from a bunch sprint. Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) and Michael Van Staeyen (Cofidis) completed the stage podium. Yves Lampaert (Etixx-QuickStep) secured the overall race victory.

The early part of the stage saw 7 riders jump clear of the peloton and forge out a 4 minute lead on the peloton. With a challenging final circuit though, Team Katusha and Etixx-QuickStep really ramped up the pace in the hope of splitting things up over the circuit cobble sectors and hellingens. With 40km to go, 17 riders rode across a small gap to join the initial break. 4 Etixx riders were represented at the front and this looked like a dangerous move.

The chase from the peloton, which included the Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders, was organised and persistent and with 25km to go the big break was caught. Over the final 11.5km circuit the pace was relentless heading toward the final cobble sector. Coming out the other side, only 50 riders were left in contention for the final bunch sprint.

Unfortuately, despite a hard fighting race Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were not able to come away with a notable result from the weekends racing. Attention now turns to the multiple upcoming races in Italy for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung like the Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan Sanremo and the Coppi Bartali.

"Today was rather disappointing and not the results we were hoping for. Only Jaco [Venter] was able to stay in the front group today. We were just too far back at key moments. We can only look ahead to our next appointments now where we look to improve on our performances," sports director Jean-Pierre Heynderickx said.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

List of CyclingQuotes previews 15.05.2017 @ 07:54End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55Ewan makes it itwo in row at Criterium Championships 04.01.2017 @ 13:53Track world champion wins Australian U23 criterium title 04.01.2017 @ 13:50Orica-Scott target numerous Australian titles 04.01.2017 @ 13:472017 team analysis: Movistar Team 03.01.2017 @ 17:30Wilier-Selle Italia confirm signing of Italian talent 03.01.2017 @ 17:21Novo Nordisk under pressure to secure new sponsorship 03.01.2017 @ 17:15Report: Dumoulin to focus on the Giro 03.01.2017 @ 17:06U23 World Champion forced to turn down Quick-Step 03.01.2017 @ 17:03Ag2r veteran announces retirement 03.01.2017 @ 16:59Thurau finds new team in Kuwait 03.01.2017 @ 16:5520 teams for Challenge Mallorca 03.01.2017 @ 16:47Tony Martin unveils new rainbow jersey 03.01.2017 @ 16:39

Juan José CUETO MONTERO
25 years | today
Mickaël DAMIENS
31 years | today
Tristan ROBBINS
21 years | today
Arne VAN GILS
36 years | today
Jennifer CESAR
28 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com 2013