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It’s important to be in the top-ten going into the Taaienberg or it will be difficult to go with the first riders when they attack. In that moment, my race could have been over if I had not responded. I had the condition I needed to bridge across.” An elite group had formed off the front.
“With my condition and the strength of the team, I think we can definitely do something next week in Flanders and the week after in Roubaix.
These are the big goals.” As the protected rider, Langeveld enjoyed an anonymous start to the 218 kilometre day.
“In the beginning, there wasn’t anything we could do,” admitted Langeveld.
“It wasn’t that we didn’t want to chase but we couldn’t. We turned things around a little bit after the Kwaremont, but with Sagan in the group, that was also disruptive.