The rider from the Belgian Team Deceuninck-Quickstep want to do what you. Everyone departs for the other, and in the end wins any of the king’s blue troop. In Harelbeke, Zdenek Stybar (CH) wins the E3 BinckBank Classic. It is the season of win number 20 for Deceuninck-Quickstep.

the top spot of the podium, and the youngest rider in the 175-strong field for the vortex. The Bernese skydiver Marc Hirschi, 20 years and 217 days old, is located 30 kilometers in the breakaway. With him six men are on the go, the breakaway specialist, Bob Jungels (Lux). “I jumped in the small group to stand later on, our Leader, Sören Kragh Andersen,” explains Hirschi. But the Dane never comes, Hirschi drives and drives.

Only on the second-to-last of 15 ramps (30 km from the finish) he has to leave Bob Jungels. The Luxembourg is the Fifth. On his second world tour race Hirschi departs in tenth place finish. “In the final my legs were better than I thought. My expectations, I exceeded them.”

Then he says so casually, that this race was not planned in its racing calendar. Yes, but what makes this young racer in his first Pro year plan? “We’ll see,” he smiles. Smiles, and says again: “I’m so surprised.”