Chain drop no excuse as Asgreen ‘slaughtered’ by Pogacar at Tour of Flanders

Kasper Asgreen in action at the Tour of Flanders
(Image credit: SprintCyclingAgency©2022)

When Kasper Asgreen suddenly stopped near the top of the Koppenberg, dismounted, and fiddled with his chain, it looked as if the defending champion’s title challenge - and QuickStep’s spring hopes as a whole - had gone up in smoke. 

However, Asgreen refused to fall back on any such excuses. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.