Pressing Their Advantage E3-3
Using the cobbled climb of the Taaienberg, several riders managed to gap the peloton. Etixx-Quickstep managed to put three riders into the group including Niki Terpstra, Tom Boonen and Matteo Trentin. Joining them was Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Daniel Oss (BMC). Gesturing to all who would listen was Lars Boom (Astana), He seemed to be pointing out that Etixx-Quickstep had the numbers so they better do the work. Shortly after I painted this, my man, Cancellara, had a mechanical and had to wait a long time for his team car to arrive with a new bike for the former Swiss champion.