Steels: We've Had A Good Classics Campaign, No Matter What Happens At Paris-Roubaix

Team car in tow for Deceuninck-Quick Step as they recon Paris-Roubaix

Momentum and expectancy are two bywords that would have defined Deceuninck-QuickStep 's spring until recent weeks. However, after failures to win Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders – although they were second in the latter – all eyes now turn to Sunday's Paris-Roubaix . Victory for the Belgian outfit would reinforce their dominance as the Classics team of the year, but a loss would possibly take the gloss off their entire Classics campaign. That may appear harsh for a team that ran away with both wins at Opening Weekend , that demolished the opposition at the E3 BinckBank Classic , and sewed their run together with victories at Scheldeprijs and Le Samyn , but such is the nature of the sport. A team is only as good as its last result, and in the last two major appointments at Gent-Wevelgem and Flanders, the team has missed out. High standards, of ...

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