Kristoff: Winning Gent-Wevelgem saves my Classics campaign

In a race as unbridled as this edition of Gent-Wevelgem, staying in contention was half the battle. Ordinarily, saving energy would be the byword in a classic of 250 kilometres, but after a windswept slugging match run off at an average speed in excess of 46kph, it was clear that anybody still standing on Menenstraat would be in with a swinger’s chance of landing the decisive blow.

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