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

"We ended up with four guys left coming into the final but they got held up behind the next set of crashes. It wasn’t our luckiest day today but hopefully we’ve used up a lot of the bad luck ahead of next week," Knaven...

Photo: Sirotti

BERNHARD EISEL

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

CHRISTOPHER SUTTON

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

EDVALD BOASSON HAGEN

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

GENT-WEVELGEM

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

GERAINT THOMAS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

IAN STANNARD

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TEAM SKY

NEWS
31.03.2014 @ 11:59 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Team Sky endured a very tough day in yesterday's Gent-Wevelgem as the team's race was marred by several crashes. Ian Stannard and Chris Sutton were worst off while Geraint Thomas escaped his incident unscathed and is ready for the bigger classics to come.

 

Team Sky endured a bruising edition of Gent-Wevelgem after a number of hard crashes derailed the team’s chances.

 

A incident-filled race saw Ian Stannard and Chris Sutton go down, while Geraint Thomas was taken out of contention late on in another pile-up heading into Wevelgem.

 

Edvald Boasson Hagen led the team home in 23rd after being forced to chase back on a number of times during the tough 233-kilometre Spring Classic.

 

The race would be decided in a mass sprint and it was John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) who prevailed. The German took his fifth victory of the season, edging out Arnaud Demare (FDJ) and 2013 victor Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

 

With the day’s nine climbs completed, a tense run-in had ensued as the trio of Andrey Amador (Movistar), Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing) and Stijn Devolder (Trek Factory Racing) looked to evade the peloton.

 

All three drove hard into the final kilometres but as the peloton regrouped the gap eroded and the deflated escapees were caught heading under the flamme rouge.

 

Sports Director Servais Knaven admitted it had been a tough day for the team with a strong foothold falling away amid a crash-strewn race.

 

“There were a lot of crashes today and our guys got caught up in a few,” he confirmed to TeamSky.com. “We had a lot of bad luck.

 

“Edvald didn’t go down but he was constantly behind crashes and lost his position in the peloton. He had to chase back and then just as he’d get there there’d be another crash.

 

“Geraint and Bernie were riding well. G went down heading into the closing stages but luckily he is okay. We ended up with four guys left coming into the final but they got held up behind the next set of crashes. It wasn’t our luckiest day today but hopefully we’ve used up a lot of the bad luck ahead of next week.

 

“The guys are riding well so we just need to keep our chins up and look ahead to Sunday and Flanders.”

 

After the race, Doctor Phil Riley was able to shed some light on Team Sky's casualties, but admitted it would take more time for the full extent of the riders' injuries to be known.

 

He said: "CJ [Sutton] has a nasty flesh wound to his left knee which has been cleaned and dressed and he’s going to fly home to Spain and have it reassessed in a few days’ time.

 

"Ian has had CT scans which have confirmed a back injury. He will stay in hospital on tonight and will also be reassessed tomorrow before we decide whether or not he has to go home.

 

"Geraint is fine. Our physiotherapist Nathan Thomas checked him over after the race and G also confirmed that to me over the phone."

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End 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 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Renaud PIOLINE
38 years | today
Andreas RUTISHAUSER
55 years | today
Emelito ATILANO
43 years | today
Ki Suk LEE
34 years | today
Ki Seok LEE
34 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com