Spartacus told that he is staying calm before of the Tour of Flanders after he missed out on podiums at the E3 Harelbeke as well as Ghent-Wevelgem.
Fabian Cancellara told that he was not happy for not winning Ghent-Wevelgem this day in Belgium, but looked ahead to the races which matter for him, the Tour of Flanders as well as Paris-Roubaix monuments.
Cancellara followed world champ Peter Sagan with his assault on Kemmelberg and they drove together to the line along with Sep Vanmarcke and Viacheslav Kuznetsov. Cancellara, who ended 4th spot, told that he lacked the power in his legs to sprint at 242km Classic’s end.
Cancellara told that the first impression is not the happiest. It is the happy Easter day, but this is not happy Ghent-Wevelgem day. The group moved free with thirty-four kilometers to race on the cobblestoned Kemmelberg climb to join single leader Kuznetsov. The Russian started the sprint in final metres, Sagan replied with the victory and Vanmarcke held on for 3rd.
Cancellara already became victorious 4 times in what it his last season. In Italy, earlier this month, he got wins at Strade Bianche 1 day race as well as in the final time trial stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. With the monuments across the corner – Flanders on Sunday and Roubaix on Sunday – he seems calm.
Cancellara said that there are a whole lot of favorites. Today is not Flanders and Friday was not Flanders. They are totally different races.