Daily news: Vermoote isn’t disappointed – No fractures for Modolo – Riders find avoiding the pavè fashionable

Vermoote is satisfied of his finale in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne

The result has been mockery but Julien Vermote (Dimension Data) is happy about yesterday’s performance at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne 2018. “I proved that I can play my cards in the finale – says the Belgian – I had nothing to lose and I wanted to achieve a good result in my home race. Actually I live two kilometers from the finish line. What I have achieved is a positive outcome and I am satisfied the team trusts in my skills“.

No bone fractures for Sacha Modolo

Sacha Modolo (EF Education First – Drapac) didn’t broke any bone. The Italian sprinter fell on the ground within the last ten kilometers of the Kuurne – Brussel – Kuurne 2018 and as a result he has been pulled out from the competition. What the medicians have figured out is that Modolo didn’t broke any bone. Former UAE Team Emirates rider will respect a cooling-off period before getting back to ride on his saddle.

Riders keep avoiding the pavé with impunity

Every Spring the same issue comes up. In order to avoid the cobblestones, the riders take advantage of footpaths, cycle paths and unpaved streets by the side of the road. Few years ago UCI promised from there on to punish whoever would have ridden on those sidetracks but nothing has changed and the race still develops elsewhere from the “official” track. “What we should do, disqualify all the riders? – says an UCI commissioner to Het NieuwsbladWe recommend everybody to avoid the sidetracks but anyboy cares of our advice“.


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