Matteo Trentin put in another solid sprinting display in the finale of Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne in Belgium, coming home in 4th place behind the days winner Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo).
After a 8th place in yesterday’s Classics opener Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the Emirati squad was keen to build on the result with Trentin and Alexander Kristoff, 3rd here in 2020, leading the line.
Matteo Trentin: “I’m quite happy with the performance today, I followed the right moves and tried to be in the right place at the right times. It’s a pity to miss out on the podium by such a small margin. The guys coming in the group behind were a bit fresher and I had been quite active throughout the race. After this first classics weekend we have a strong platform to build on and take confidence knowing that the physical condition is good.”