Devolder hoping to make the race in Tour of Flanders

Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil – DCM) believes he is close to the form that carried him to back-to-back wins at the Tour of Flanders in 2008 and 2009. The diminutive Belgian has struggled for form in the subsequent two years but there were flashes of his talent on stage 1 on the Three Days of de Panne when he attacked on the final climb of the race. In the end his acceleration from the front proved futile but with his favourite race just around the corner, it will give him a welcome boost of confidence.

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