Bob Jungels surprised by performances in cobbled Classics debut as he opts to skip Ardennes

The Luxembourg champion will not defend his Liège-Bastogne-Liège title as he begins to focus on Giro d'Italia

Bob Jungels at the 2019 E3 BinckBank Classic (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Bob Jungels thought he would just be learning about the cobbled Classics, instead he is riding at the sharp end with Deceuninck-Quick-Step heading to his debut in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

The Luxembourger will not defend his 2018 Liège-Bastogne-Liège title with his 2019 cobbled Classics campaign and Giro d'Italia ride in May.

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