E3 BinckBank Classic - Zdenek Stybar: We're riding on a wave
Mar 30 2019 03:31 am CET

E3 BinckBank Classic - Zdenek Stybar: We're riding on a wave
E3 BinckBank Classic - Zdenek Stybar: We're riding on a wave
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Zdenek Stybar has taken the 20th victory for Deceuninck-Quick-Step in the 2019 season in the E3 BinckBank Tour. The Czech rider was the strongest of the selected front group.

The rider took the victory of a race in which his teammate Bob Jungels also did an outstanding performance by going in front solo for several kilometres. "I'm incredibly happy!" he commented. "Winning Harelbeke after Omloop is amazing, but I couldn't have done it without this extraordinary team. We have such a great squad, all our riders can win a race and that's one of the things that make the difference in our favour. Bob was instrumental in my victory, I couldn't have done it without him, so I want to thank him for his enormous help.

"I told Bob to just go if he felt good and you could see him put down the hammer, applying quite a bit of pressure on the peloton and allowing us to save some energy. Having him at the front was an ideal situation for me as I just had to cover the attacks on the important climbs."

Jungels' adventure finished with seven kilometres to go when he was caught by the strong group that included Stybar, Greg Van Avermaet, Wout van Aert and Alberto Bettiol. "When Bob got caught, I asked him how he was feeling and told him that he should try again if he still had anything left in the tank, so he took off the front again and made the others chase," Stybar explained.

"Then I accelerated and rode flat out, hoping to hurt the other riders, especially as I still had plenty of energy left in the legs for a sprint. It ended up perfectly for us and this makes up very happy. We're riding on a wave, know what we have to do and we will keep enjoying the coming races."






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