Terpstra chance-less in Tour of Flanders breakaway

The Etixx – Quick-Step team is known to be a dominating factor in the spring classics, but in the absence of injured team leader Tom Boonen the team has had to be satisfied with second place once again, this time at the Tour of Flanders. Niki Terpstra made the decisive move at 28 kilometres from the finish on the Kruisberg, but brought along perhaps the most formidable opponent possible in Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), and had no chance of beating the on-form Norwegian.

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