Lefevere: Deceuninck-QuickStep can beat Van Aert and Van der Poel by isolating them

Deceuninck-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere talks to the press on the second rest day at the 2019 Tour de France
Deceuninck-QuickStep boss Patrick Lefevere (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Patrick Lefevere believes the collective strength of his Deceuninck-QuickStep team can overcome the individual brilliance of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in this season’s Spring Classics.

Van der Poel and Van Aert were absent on Saturday when Deceuninck-QuickStep got their cobbled Classics campaign off to a winning start at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, where Davide Ballerini sprinted to victory at the end of a race animated by teammate Julian Alaphilippe’s long-range attack.

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