Stannard draws positives from Dwars door Vlaanderen showing

When Ian Stannard rolled to a halt outside the Sky team bus after Dwars door Vlaanderen, he described his performance to directeur sportif Servais Knaven with a flip of the hand and a shrug. "I was just that little bit out of position," he said, more as a statement of fact than of regret. For a man who dreams of Paris-Roubaix, the Waregem race is as much a test site as an objective.

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