‘They’re the three strongest guys, it’s never going to be easy to catch them’

Team Sky’s Luke Rowe satisfied with sixth place in first race of Classics campaign, despite falling on the wrong side of the race winning move

Peter Sagan, Sep Vanmarcke and Greg Van Avermaet, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2017.

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

Luke Rowe admitted he was lacking a “bit of punch” at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad that prevented him from being able to follow Greg van Avermaet, Peter Sagan and Sep Vanmarcke in the day’s race-winning attack.

The Team Sky rider finished his first race of the Spring Classics campaign in sixth, to follow his fourth place result in the race last year.

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