De Gendt trash-talks 'virtual Flanders' competitors: I hope the Bkool system can handle my power

Lotto Soudal’s Thomas De Gendt on the attack on the final stage of the 2020 Paris-Nice
Lotto Soudal’s Thomas De Gendt on the attack on the final stage of the 2020 Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In a conference call for Sporza.be on Thursday, Lotto Soudal's Thomas De Gendt attempted to psych out the competition for Sunday's 'virtual Tour of Flanders' by wondering out loud whether the Bkool system it will take place on will be able to handle his power output.

It was, of course, a lighthearted reference to De Gendt being pulled from a Zwift race this week after his power output was deemed to be too high, and elicited laughter from his fellow pro riders on the call: Remco Evenepoel, Wout van Aert and Trek-Segafredo's Jasper Stuyven.

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