It was the start of the cobbled classics season and dominant performances from QuickSteppers in Omloop and KBK. We have the best quiffs in the peloton with Zdenek Stybar and Jungels BOB JUNGELS!. We also have Tour of Rwanda and the UAE Tour. Plus Larry en francais! Adam’s Gran! and so much more (and for now, it’s a blood-doping-free zone).
Oh, what a dull dull stage this was, riding through the desert, past building sites. But once again, Elia Viviani gave us a thrill at the end, this time having to fend off a very dodgy Sam Bennett sprint line that nearly put the Italian into the barriers. Rohan Dennis stayed safe in pink and the only change in the GC top 5 was Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Fix All) losing time and dropping out of the top 10 altogether.
So far this season Quick-Step Floors have been the winningest team of the peloton. They’ve been taking victory salutes from the cobbles of Belgium to the dusty roads of Colombia. Journal Velo asks… how are they doing that?