Terpsta was riding on one leg in De Panne time trial, says Lefevere

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The post-mortem began shortly after Niki Terpstra wheeled to a halt outside the Hotel Fox, one street back from De Panne's sea front promenade. While the disappointed Dutchman quickly ducked inside the lobby, Omega Pharma-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere and his staff took charge of his time trial bike outside and assessed the damaged pedal that had cost him overall victory at the Three Days of De Panne.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.