By Brecht Decaluwé
It came as no surprise that Sven Nys (Rabobank) won the first race in a series of many holiday races. The podium in Wachtebeke turned orange as his Rabobank teammates Richard Groenendaal and Sven Vanthourenhout completed the top three. Nys overcame a flat before going on to win the race.
“I was the best of the three men in front,” said Nys. “When I punctured I didn’t panic and closed the gap quickly. I was able to dig very deep and that pleases me a lot as I felt I had enough power in my legs. Maybe I wasn’t that good during the first half of the race, but gradually I got better.”
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