Electrifying Ride from Jungels Turns Opening Weekend to Wolfpack Weekend

Bob Jungels’ outstanding win in Kuurne. It is a rare treat when the strongest guy in a race just decides to go out and win it, even if that race doesn’t suit him, and that is without doubt what happened today as Jungels ate up the metres on the Kluisberg, dragging away a group of Oliver Naesen, Sebastian Langeveld and the Astana duo of Davide Ballerini and Magnus Cort, who had been in the day’s breakaway, from a split that had already formed. A long chase ensued, as the chase group followed the leaders and the peloton followed the chase group. The chase, populated heavily with Quick Step riders, never looked like an efficient force which may have had a hand in Michelton-Scott’s decision to ride hard on the front of the peloton in order to catch the chase group, despite it containing their leader Matteo Trentin, who I’m going ...

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