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Elfstedenronde concludes three hard days of racing in Belgium

With the third of three consecutive Belgian one-day races in the books, Skelde and the team can look back at three tough races, where not much went their way.

Today’s final race - the Elfstedenronde - saw an opportunity disappear, when Rasmus Bøgh Wallin crashed 3-4 km from the finish from a position in front, losing his chance at sprinting for a result - fortunately he didn’t get hurt.

“It has been a series of many ‘swing and misses’, with crashes, punctures and just a level that in general was above us”, evaluates Michael Skelde on the Belgian weekend. “Frustrating that we didn’t at least get to try and sprint with Bøgh Wallin today.”

The team were never really near a top result in the weekends three races - Dwars door het Hageland, Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl and Elfstedenronde - and so Skelde and the team looks towards the bigger picture with the national championships coming up next week.

“We tried our best here but didn’t have much success. But I think in terms of the national championships, the guys showed some enthusiasm and that they wanted to race”, ends Michael Skelde.

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