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Northern double dreaming for Devolder

Quick Step's Stijn Devolder

Quick Step's Stijn Devolder (Image credit: AFP)

After securing a second Ronde Van Vlaanderen title on Sunday, Quick Step's Stijn Devolder dreams of a Northern double with hopes of victory at this weekend's Paris-Roubaix.

"I would like to achieve the double," Devolder told reporters a day after his win in Flanders. "Every rider still dreams [of winning] Roubaix and the Ronde...why wouldn't I?"

Devolder was delighted he again triumphed in Ronde Van Vlaanderen with a solo move, allowing him to enjoy the closing kilometre. "On the Bosberg I had a minute lead, but it was only in the last two or three kilometres that I could really enjoy my victory," he said. "I want to win this wonderful race a few times."

Devolder also explained that this year's Tour de France is definitely on his radar. After completing Roubaix his attention will turn to preparing for July in France, following a break, of course.

"After my break I'll start preparing for the Tour de France. I want to shine in the Tour," he said.

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