Vanmarcke feeling 'no pressure' ahead of Paris-Roubaix

Sep Vanmarcke of Belgium and Team Ef Education First / Stijn Vandenbergh of Belgium and Team Ag2R La

Sep Vanmarcke 's race against the clock to be ready for the Monuments that matter most to him has been won. A crash at the E3 BinckBank Classic appeared to have ruined the EF Education First rider's spring Classics campaign, but the events of the last few days have turned the tide. Teammate Alberto Bettiol won the Tour of Flanders last weekend, and Vanmarcke was a major factor in the team's dominance. On Wednesday, Vanmarcke enjoyed a good ride at Scheldeprijs, and he seems ready to have a decent go at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. Vanmarcke added Scheldeprijs to his schedule as he felt that more racing kilometres would help him to be better at Roubaix this weekend. After the race, he seemed content, but said that it had been a hard race. "There were echelons all the time, but I was always up there," he told Cyclingnews at the finish ...

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