Sacha Modolo: I'll be Pozzato's dog in Flanders

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Sasha Modolo wins stage two of the 2014 3 Days of DePanne

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Italian Sacha Modolo sprinted to win the Three Days of De Panne's second stage yesterday in Belgium. It is one of his few trips north, where this Sunday in the Tour of Flanders, he will support Lampre's blue and pink team and help Filippo Pozzato.

"It's the first time I've done these races, apart from De Panne. I don't know the roads and the climbs. I don't know the key points where you're supposed to be in front, so that makes it a bit hard. In fact, I fell a few times at Ghent-Wevelgem and I only got back on with 20 kilometres to go," Modolo said in the press conference at De Panne.

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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.