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Sixth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège ‘a little bit disappointing’ for Bahrain Victorious

Sixth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège 'a little bit disappointing' for Bahrain Victorious

Bahrain Victorious headed into Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège with one of the strongest teams in the peloton on paper, boasting Milan-San Remo winner Matej Mohorič and La…

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Bahrain Victorious headed into Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège with one of the strongest teams in the peloton on paper, boasting Milan-San Remo winner Matej Mohorič and La Flèche Wallonne winner Dylan Teuns among their number.

The pair were joined on the start line by former winner Wout Poels , as well as star climbers Jack Haig, Mikel Landa, and Damiano Caruso, but over six hours after rolling out of Liège, the team found themselves back on the Quai des Ardennes with just Teuns’ sixth place to show for their efforts.

Both the Belgian and Haig ended up in the chase group which crossed the line 43 seconds behind solo winner Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) , but, like everyone else at the front of the race on the Côte de La Redoute, there was little they could do when the young Belgian decided to blast off with 29km to go.

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"I guess the result is maybe a little bit disappointing," Haig, who finished 11th, concluded after the race. "We would have liked to really fight for the podium there, but it just didn’t quite play out the way we wanted.

"Ideally, we could have had someone follow Remco, but he was obviously on another level. I think we’ve raced relatively well as a team, but we probably should have raced a little bit more aggressively when we had the […]

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