Winning one Tour de France stage will liberate Gaviria, says Steels

Win one and the rest will follow. That is the mantra Tom Steels has for Quick-Step FloorsTour de France debutant sprinter, Fernando Gaviria. The Colombian heads towards July’s main event with some large shoes to fill after the team’s former lead sprinter, Marcel Kittel, won five stages in 2017. However, Steels has stressed that Gaviria must remain cool under pressure and believe in his ability, even if a first win doesn’t come in the opening batch of sprint-friendly stages.

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