"We can beat Van Aert and Van der Poel by isolating them"

Deceuninck-Quick Step manager Patrick Lefevere believes that the collective strength of his team can put these two riders out of the picture in the classics.


Patrick Lefevere believes he has the formula to stop Wout Van Aert and Mathieu Van der Poel in the spring classics. The Deceuninck-Quick Step skipper assures in statements collected by Cyclingnews that the Belgian and Dutch stars of the pavés can be overcome by "isolating them", and believes that his team has the collective strength to do so.

"I don't like to compare between generations," Lefevere said when asked about the similarity of these riders to other heavyweights on the cobbles: "Cancellara is Cancellara and Boonen is Boonen. There were other great riders in the past. Now we have this generation. ".

"We have Alaphilippe and, around him, other very strong riders. It is a great team, as you could see last Saturday, when we won even after two falls," the Belgian ex-cyclist expresses his chest. "If we can maintain the strength of this team, what we call the 'Wolfpack' ('pack of wolves' in English), you already know what wolves do with their victims, right? They isolate them. to do in the coming months, "he predicts. "Everyone knows me, I like to win. There is winning and there is also the way in which you win," he says.

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