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Jungels does it again
Following Zdeněk Štybar’s win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the Luxembourg pro sealed a perfect weekend for the Belgian team of Deceuninck – Quick-Step. Last year, Quick-Step already had an impressive 13 wins at this time of the season, in 2019, however, they have already bagged 16.
— Deceuninck-QuickStep (@deceuninck_qst) March 3, 2019
Similarly to his winning attack at last year’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Bob Jungels attacked with roughly 18 km to go. With many Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders in the chasing group, the real poursuivants stood no chance. In the end, Owain Doull managed to take second place, while Niki Terpstra claimed third.
Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2019 (201.1km)
1. Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck – Quick-Step – 4:42:54
2. Owain Doull (Gbr) Team Sky + 12s
3. Niki Terpstra (Ned) Direct Energie
4. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
6. Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
7. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto-Soudal
8. André Greipel (Ger) Arkea-Samsic
9. Jasper de Buyst (Bel) Lotto-Soudal
10. Carlos Barbero (Esp) Movistar, all + 12s
Skills. Serious skills
— Callum Skinner (@CallumSkinner) March 1, 2019
With the Uci dishing out point deductions now for late sign on, throwing bidons & whatnot it felt like being in Harry Potter & hearing “12 points from Gryffindor”
Can we deduct points from the Uci house? & if they were a Harry Potter house, which house would they be?
— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) February 27, 2019
11/10 ex-pros approve
So far in retirement I have been to a diy shop, had coffee with retired folk in a garden centre and am currently sunbathing with the dog in the garden! I’m pretty sure I’ve got this dialled ?????♀️ pic.twitter.com/aaN3jKwABC
— Helen Wyman (@CXHelen) February 26, 2019