Omega Pharma unlucky in Paris-Roubaix

Steegmans, O'Grady and Hayman, Paris-Roubaix 2013

Omega Pharma-QuickStep came close to turning its classics bad luck around today. It had Paris-Roubaix seemingly in hand with the numbers, but saw it all fall apart on the Carrefour de l'Arbre sector.

"We had a very strong team, probably the best team in the race, but to be the best team is not enough to win, you need some luck. The luck was not with us, like the whole year," CEO Patrick Lefevere told Cycling Weekly. "I can also say that the team did great doing the race without a real leader."

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