Etixx boss calls rivals 'cowards' after disappointing E3 Harelbeke

Patrick Lefevere and star rider Tom Boonen criticise other teams for failing to respond to attack from Peter Sagan and eventual winner Michal Kwiatkowski

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Etixx-Quick-Step Manager Patrick Lefevere called the team's E3 Harelbeke rivals "cowards" for not cooperating yesterday in Belgium.

His team had the numbers, but they could not reel in the attack of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and the eventual winner, Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky). Behind, Etixx riders Matteo Trentin, Niki Terpstra, Tom Boonen and Zdenek Stybar placed 12th to 15th. .

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.