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

"From Wednesday on a new type of races begins with other riders that have to do it. We hope this will be a better time for the team," Frison says

Photo: Sirotti

JENS DEBUSSCHERE

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

KENNY DE HAES

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LOTTO SOUDAL

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

PARIS - ROUBAIX

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

STIG BROECKX

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
13.04.2014 @ 22:27 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Lotto Belisol had a very unlucky cobbled classics campaign that included a bad crash for André Greipel in Gent-Wevelgem and another unfortunate tumble for Jurgen Roelandts at the Tour of Flanders. Hence, the team fielded an inexperienced roster for today's Paris-Roubaix and are now hopeful that they will have more luck in the Ardennes classics.

 

Kenny Dehaes represented Lotto Belisol in the early breakaway of the 112th Paris-Roubaix. A flat tyre in the Forest of Wallers made a sudden end to his adventure. The Dutch rider Niki Terpstra arrived solo at the finish in the velodrome of Roubaix.
 
After about twenty kilometers a front group of eight was formed, with Kenny Dehaes. The Lotto Belisol rider had the company of Boucher, De Troyer, Jarrier, Kolar, Koretzky, Murphy and Schillinger. They got up to almost ten minutes.
 
At the start of the first cobblestone section, after 97.5 kilometers of racing, the difference was 8’20”. Just before sector 20 Dehaes had a puncture, but he could quickly return to his companions and rode over the cobbles in first position.
 
95.5 kilometers from the end the Forest of Wallers loomed up. The Trouée d’Arenberg is a five star section and is often a first crucial point in the race and so Dehaes took the lead. Then bad luck struck again: another flat tyre!
 
"The winner of the Tour of Drenthe and Nokere Koerse was dropped for good. When the peloton had reeled him in, he also fell back there because of a puncture. Despite his setbacks, Dehaes did finish the race.
 
On sector 13 Tom Boonen accelerated. First he rode to a group with Geraint Thomas, then the three last escapees of the early break were caught. From behind riders bridged, among other Peter Sagan.
 
The man from Slovakia attacked with 21.5 kilometers to go. Cancellara, Degenkolb, Stybar and Vanmarcke joined him on Carrefour de l’Arbre. Six riders would return from the background later on.
 
One of them was Niki Terpstra who took off with just over six kilometers to go. He crossed the finish line solo. John Degenkolb beat Fabian Cancellara in the sprint for the second place. Stig Broeckx was the first rider of Lotto Belisol today.
 
“We didn’t came to the start of Paris-Roubaix with the selection we had put forward a few weeks ago," sports director Herman Frison said. "You can’t expect of the youngsters that they animate the final.
 
"Kenny was part of the early break and obviously was one of the betters in front. Unfortunately he had a puncture in the Forest of Wallers. It would indeed have been better if we had had a second man in the front group, that it wouldn’t have been over for us yet.
 
“Jens Debusschere didn’t feel well today, but did finish the race. In the last fifty kilometers also the best was over for the experienced Lars Bak.
 
"Vegard Breen and Stig Broeckx did well in their début. Breen had his share of bad luck, but arrived in Roubaix. Stig was the only one of the team who didn’t have a puncture and was the first of our riders at the finish.
 
“We had other expectations for the Flemish spring. In the Belgian opening weekend we weren’t good enough. We don’t have the biggest strong core and we had our portion of bad luck the past weeks.
 
"On the moments that mattered we didn’t compete for the prizes. Our highlights were a top ten for Debusschere in Dwars door Vlaanderen (6th, LTB), a solid performance of Gallopin and Roelandts in E3 Harelbeke and of course the victories of Kenny Dehaes in the Tour of Drenthe and Nokere Koerse.
 
"From Wednesday on a new type of races begins with other riders that have to do it. We hope this will be a better time for the team.”

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

Nicholas Francesco SQUILLARI
40 years | today
Samuel MUGISHA
25 years | today
Jose YUSTIZ
26 years | today
Kamil GWIAZDA
34 years | today
Lahcen ZOUACHE
28 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com