Stannard returns to Flanders and gains experience

Ian Stannard chases, Tour of Flanders 2010

Ian Stannard returned to the Tour of Flanders two years after his debut to work for Sky team leader Juan Antonio Flecha. Flecha failed to come away with the win, but Stannard gained experience over the Belgian roads.

"I don't remember too much from last time because I was suffering too much," Stannard told Cycling Weekly. I was suffering so much last time, but this time I am with a much bigger and better organised team. We have jobs to do in the race rather than just ride around.

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