Lampaert: I'm confident for the Classics after 2020 results

DE PANNE BELGIUM OCTOBER 21 Arrival Yves Lampaert of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Celebration during the 44th Driedaagse Brugge De Panne 2020 Men Classic a 2026km race from Brugge to De Panne AG3daagse on October 21 2020 in De Panne Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) celebrates his Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne win last year (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As one of several Classics leaders on powerhouse squad Deceuninck-QuickStep, Yves Lampaert heads into 2021 assured of his goals and confident after a strong end to the disrupted 2020 season.

The Belgian rounded off last year with his third Classic win, soloing to victory at the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne ahead of teammate Tim Declercq. He added the race to a palmarès that already included two editions of the Dwars door Vlaanderen and a Vuelta a España stage.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix