Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio blog: The sting of bad luck at Tour of Flanders

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio blog: The sting of bad luck at Tour of Flanders


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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv)

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv)

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv)

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv)

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tour of Flanders is one of those races where it still means something if you finish. The tiniest country roads, the unforgiving rough and stupidly steep cobbles, the blood sport fight to position yourself before the climbs, and don’t forget the weather if Mother Nature decides to show up. Actually, it’s one of those races where it still means something if you start and CCC-Liv started perfectly.

No doubt it was the best race we had done as a team. For the first 115 kilometres we had this amazing rhythm, operating like a well-oiled machine and then some. We were riding together, positioned well, Marianne felt amazing and so did I. To have everyone come together like that, it was just another level. We had the goods to pull off a win, we just needed the luck.



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