HomeCyclingLaporte endures a unique sort of second place at Gent-Wevelgem

Laporte endures a unique sort of second place at Gent-Wevelgem


If second place on the E3 Saxo Financial institution Traditional on Friday felt like half a victory for Christophe Laporte, then the identical place at Gent-Wevelgem two days later tasted moderately extra like defeat.

In Harelbeke, Laporte had accompanied Jumbo-Visma teammate Wout van Aert on his triumphal march from the Paterberg all the best way to the end line. Right here, he was deployed because the Belgian champion’s advance get together with 24km remaining, however he discovered himself contesting victory after his four-man group constructed a profitable benefit on the run-in to Wevelgem.

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