Scott Thwaites: 'We made a mistake in Ghent-Wevelgem and it cost us'

Dimension Data miss out after having two riders in the crucial move

Scott Thwaites and Greg Van Avermaet at 2017 Ghent-Wevelgem (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Scott Thwaites says that he and Dimension Data team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen "made a mistake" by hesitating when the lead group of Ghent-Wevelgem's split in yesterday's race.

Thwaites and Boasson Hagen were able to make the 14-man group that went clear after Greg Van Avermaet's (BMC Racing) attack on the Kemmelberg, but their hesitation saw Van Avermaet and Jens Keukeleire (Orica-Scott) ride clear.

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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.