Flanders fears for cobbles virgin Faiers

Thomas Faiers, Footon-Servetto 2010

Tom Faiers didn't think he was made for cobbles, but his fears became abundantly and painfully realised in recent weeks as the British neo-pro made up part of the Footon-Servetto-Fuji line-up in Ghent-Wevelgem and the GP E3 Harelbeke.

"I'd never raced in Belgium before, especially the cobbles, and it was a real shock. I didn't think it would hurt so much. It just feels like you've been shot in the hand," he said.

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