Deceuninck Quick Step’s Kasper Asgreen pulled had a perfect ride at the Tour of Flanders. the 26-year-old pulled off a major upset against race favorite Mathieu van Der Poel.
“It was a really hard race. We were both on the limit. It was a question of the margins at the end,” said Asgreen.
“I decided to try and trust my sprint. Going into the last kilometer I got Mathieu on the front and I heard we still had more than 30 seconds,” said Asgreen, knowing the following group could not catch up. He played cat-and-mouse with the Dutchman
“So I decided to stay on his wheel, so I could decide when to go.”
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