Before the start of the classic spring, Jumbo-Visma and Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl were put forward as the two defining blocks. But while the yellow brigade lived up to expectations, the blue brigade was poor.
“We don’t have a team that can fight from the defense. We have to anticipate and we have not done that today or have not been able to do that.”
“I soon saw the storm coming when Yves Lampaert had to start dragging at the head of the group. It became clear then that it would not be much.”
“Watch out, I’m not going to break the boys down now. Unfortunately, we have lost Tim Declercq for a long time. Kasper Asgreen had a puncture twice today at a very awkward moment. Moreover, he has fallen behind in training after his corona infection. not great yet.”
“Josef Cerny and Iljo Keisse have been leading the way for a long time. That way you don’t have many men left for the final. We have never really seen Florian Sénéchal and Zdenek Stybar in the final.”
In the past it often went wrong for Quick-Step in the Omloop, after which they took a hard hit a day later in Kuurne. Will that scenario also play out now, for example with Fabio Jakobsen?
“If it comes to a sprint there, we naturally have a good chance with Fabio. But the course was adjusted and the race has become a lot more difficult there.”