“I just didn’t have the power in Spain to follow when it was a hard race. After the Olympics I started training again and in the GP de Plouay I was able to achieve a decent level. Mentally, I’m still looking forward to the last races later this year. I did my best in Spain to make the best out of it, but physically I was not at my normal level at all. With my current level, I have nothing to do at the European Championships. Another Dutch rider is then of greater value at the European Championships than me. I have no idea why I’m not at my level right now. We will be conducting several investigations in the coming days. Based on that, I determine my further program this year,” says Van der Breggen.
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