Close to stage win

Close to stage win

Zdenek almost won the third stage of the Tour de Wallonie. In the final, our Czech champion accidentally went on the attack. “I wanted to close the gap on the final breakaway and then I was suddenly ahead of the peloton. Too bad I didn’t make it to the finish.”

“It was again a tough ride. It rained from the start and it took an hour for the breakaway was gone. We started to control the race with Andrew Fenn and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck. Pieter Serry took over with Julian Alaphilippe and Wout Poels on the hill zone.”

So only riders from Omega Pharma-Quick Step. “Yes, because no one wanted to cooperate. That made it difficult for us. When we had to take them back in the final, I accelerated a bit. I didn’t immediately realize that I rode away from the peloton.”

“In the end, about 500 meters from the finish, I was unfortunately caught up again. Oh well, I still tried anyway. Eventually Juan José Lobato won before Gianni Meersman, who remains leader. Hopefully we can hold on to the jersey until the end.”

By Niels De Wit on 28/07/2014