Terpstra makes the best of a challenging Gent-Wevelgem

The epic edition of Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday didn’t result in the victory that Etixx-QuickStep was hoping to accomplish. Team manager Patrick Lefevere said that Mark Cavendish and several other riders were confronted with bad luck, and that Tom Boonen’s absence made his riders restless. Niki Terpstra, however, salvaged the race for the team when he took second place at a short distance back from winner Luca Paolini (Katusha), and the Dutch rider felt that he got the most out the difficult circumstances.

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