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InCycle video: Behind the scenes at the 2015 Tour of Flanders with Lotto-Soudal

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Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) on the Kemmelberg

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) on the Kemmelberg
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Two national champions: Jens Debusschere and André Greipel

Two national champions: Jens Debusschere and André Greipel
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Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal)

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal)
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Jens Debusschere and Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal) during their attack

Jens Debusschere and Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal) during their attack
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Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)

Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)
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Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) on a solo move

Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) on a solo move
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The Tour of Flanders is the biggest race of the year for Belgian riders and Belgian teams, and no one is more aware of that than Lotto-Soudal's Jürgen Roelandts and Jens Debusschere. The latter had extra pressure on him, as the Belgian national champion.

He trained even harder for Flanders because of the national jersey, he said in this exclusive video for inCycle. Roelandts added that as a Belgian rider in a Belgian team, "you get a bit more pressure than a foreign team."

The teammates and roommates have another common bond. Jurgen's sister Kelly is Debusschere's girlfriend. Watching the race was stressful, she admitted. She was pulling for her brother to finish top five or on the podium, while saying Debusschere was very nervous about the race.

Roelandts just missed out on his sister's goal, finishing eighth, while Debusschere was further down at 25th.

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