Jungels: An 'Electrifying' Classics Atmosphere In Deceuninck-Quick Step

'It's Electrifying': Quick-Step's Team

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Bob Jungels could not resist the pull of the Classics in Team Deceuninck-Quick Step with such an "electrifying" atmosphere.

For the second season, starting with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on February 29, Jungels will help lead the famous Belgian WorldTour Team in the cobbled races.

"This team lives almost for for the Classics," Jungels told FloBikes.

"We always used to say that if you win Flanders or Roubaix in this team, you will have a statue of yourself somewhere in the headquarters. It's very special. The cool thing is they all – from the sponsors, the directors, the management and [team boss] Patrick Lefevere – they all live this. You can just feel that there's this tension, like in the meeting in the evening before the race, it's very electrifying.

"I remember before Omloop, I couldn't sleep because I was so nervous actually, and it was as already my seventh season as a pro. I was so happy to have Iljo Keisse with me in the room. He said, 'Stay calm and I'll bring you to the important points where you have to be in front.' But yeah, those races have something special."


After winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2018, the Luxemburger switched to the Cobbled Classics for 2019. He won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and helped the team to victories like in E3 Harelbeke. For the 2020 spring campaign, he adds Paris-Roubaix to his list of races.

"This year I have that confidence to go to those races and I know that if I'm in top shape then I will be up there with with the best riders. I can go into this spring season in a different way," he added.

"I think it's going to be quite special again, like always this whole period is almost electrified. And, I hope I can be one of the leaders of the pack and I have a big cross on the Tour of Flanders. I just hope to be able to be my best possible shape."

Five Big Favorites for the 2020 Giro d'Italia

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The 103rd Giro d’Italia is set to launch this Saturday, October 3rd from its new departure location in Sicily. Organizer RCS Sport announced the revised route in July, a couple of months after the race was forced to postpone from its traditional dates in May due to Covid-19.

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Men's Worlds: Nail-biting Ride For Victory In Imola

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France's Julian Alaphilippe claimed his first world title in the men's road race on Sunday to fulfil his "career dream" of wearing the rainbow jersey.

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Favorites And Underdogs - Men's 2020 World Championships Road Race

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The men’s 2020 World Championship road race will close the four days of elite competition in Imola, Italy. For some, it will be their first major competition since lockdown, while others will be arriving straight from France after a dramatic finish to the Tour de France. Who will have the advantage in Imola?

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Favorites And Underdogs - Women's 2020 World Championships Road Race

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The women’s 2020 racing season had only just begun before Covid-19 hit. Many of the riders had yet to race before being forced into quarantine with the rest of the pro peloton and the world. Now, after racing a short schedule -- Strade Bianche, La Course at the Tour de France and the Giro Rosa -- they face the Worlds road race.

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Van der Breggen Wins World Time-Trial Gold As Dygert Crashes

Chloe Dygert 2020 World Championships

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen finally struck gold after four consecutive silver medals in the women's individual time-trial as defending champion Chloe Dygert crashed out at the Road World Championships in Imola on Thursday.

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'Nothing To Hide': Tour de France Team Leader Quintana Denies Doping

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The lead rider of a Tour de France team caught up in a doping investigation said he had "nothing to hide" after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released.

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How To Watch The 2020 Giro d'Italia Live

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Kicking off with a 15.1 km time trial in Monreale on October 3rd, the 2020 Giro d'Italia is finally set to begin after a delay due to COVID-19. Notable riders that will participate in the race include Peter Sagan, 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates, 2-time Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali, and many more. The 21-stage race will begin in Sicily before moving to the mainland and concluding in Milan on October 25th, 2020.

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Slovenian rookie Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France on Sunday, riding triumphantly into Paris in the race leader's yellow jersey at just 21 years old.

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Recap: Pogacar Poised To Win Tour de France After Shocking Turnaround

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Tadej Pogacar all but clinched the Tour de France on Saturday after his Slovenian compatriot Primoz Roglic let a 57 seconds lead slip in a tricky individual time-trial, the last day of real racing.

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Recap: Roglic Retains Tour Lead, Kragh Andersen Wins Stage 19

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Primoz Roglic kept his lead in the Tour de France on Friday with just two stages remaining as Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen soloed to victory on stage 19.

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