Lampaert: The most important thing is that the team wins Paris-Roubaix

Yves Lampaert resplendent in his Belgian champions jersey

Yves Lampaert would love to walk onto the top step of the podium at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday afternoon, but the Belgian champion says that it doesn't matter who wins – provided that it's a Deceuninck-QuickStep rider. Unusually, QuickStep is going into the race without a former champion in their line-up, but they're still not short of contenders. Alongside Lampaert is Zdenek Stybar , who has twice been on the podium, and Philippe Gilbert . They also have last weekend's Tour of Flanders runner-up Kasper Asgreen , who is making his debut at 'The Hell of the North'. "We have good morale and we'll definitely try to win on Sunday. We're motivated," Lampaert said at the team's pre-race press conference. "We can all ride for each other, and the most important thing is that the team wins , and it doesn't matter who it is. "Of course, if I can win, ...

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