From The Mirror: “You can argue whether Sagan, Naesen and Van Avermaet in 2017 without that fall on the top of the Oude Kwaremont were returned to Gilbert...”
Vandenhaute: “Patrick Lefevere, eds.) hear that does not like, but of course they were returned.”
From the Mirror: “I'm an athlete. You may not have a single athlete of his time, the gloire burnout. Who are we to say: ‘This is not a beautiful winner’?”
Vandenhaute: “Despite the fact that I am convinced that they were returned, I think Gilbert is the rightful winner of the Round of 2017. I wish that the best wins. And it is not necessarily better if a Fleming is. I really enjoyed Sagan in Gent-Wevelgem. Sagan is like a half a wreck at the Tirreno started, but on Sunday he drove a fantastic race. Love him but seriously in the holes. And Pedersen.”
For a wider audience it is of interest that one more time a Belgian wins, especially after such a long period of drought? You go on Sunday, not swearing if Bettiol, or Langeveld wins?
Vandenhaute: “That are not going to win.”