Matthews suffers 'mechanical' in virtual Tour of Flanders

VALDEBLORE LA COLMIANE FRANCE MARCH 14 Michael Matthews of Australia and Team Sunweb during the 78th Paris Nice 2020 Stage 7 a 1665km stage from Nice to Valdeblore La Colmiane 1500m Paris Nice 2020 final stage as part of the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus ParisNice parisnicecourse PN on March 14 2020 in Valdeblore La Colmiane France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

The virtual world was designed to stop the inconveniences of the reality from stamping on our hopes and dreams, but try telling that to Michael Matthews (Sunweb), who saw his aspirations of winning a virtual lockdown edition of the Tour of Flanders go up in smoke thanks to a mechanical.

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