Sebastian Langeveld rounded out the top ten of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Part of a group of 19 riders that formed the third time up Oude Kwaremont, Langeveld led the chase to the three riders ahead who would ultimately occupy the Flanders podium. Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack Leopard Trek) took a solo victory 1’27” ahead of Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol). Twelve seconds later, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the sprint for fourth place to led home Langeveld’s group.
“Sebastian was honest and agreed that the strongest one in the race today was Cancellara. In the key moment, only Sagan was able to follow Cancellara. Sebastian made no excuses for this. Behind those two guys, for me, Sebastian was the strongest rider in the race. That’s sport and next week maybe the situation can be changed.” - Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage