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Flanders and Roubaix are what counts, says Eisel

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Bernard Eisel (Sky) on the way to the finish.

Bernard Eisel (Sky) on the way to the finish.
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Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)

Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)
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Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)

Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky)
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Bernhard Eisel and Sky grab the reins and lead the chase.

Bernhard Eisel and Sky grab the reins and lead the chase.
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Sky's 2013 classics campaign was instantly written off as a failure within moments of the end of Paris-Roubaix and the team's novel preparation was immediately dismissed as a fad. Such is the hyper-reality of an era of snap judgments.