Laurens Sweeck fights for podium for a long time, but finishes fourth in Antwerp: “The best riders are on the podium”
Sweeck remains leader in the World Cup.
Laurens Sweeck started as leader in the World Cup for the first time this season. In Antwerp, Sweeck had to be satisfied with fourth place. “I fell short today. Wout was really looking forward to it from the start and I had to have some income. I had some last of cold hands the first two laps and that has a bit foxy feeling on your steering wheel”, the leader in the World Cup.
“I did get back into the race, but Mathieu (van der Poel, ed.) didn’t think it was fast enough to go into the second round and it was clear that he had very good legs.”
Sweeck battled Michael Vanthourenhout for third place for a long time. “In the end, Michael didn’t stop either and I collected it, but it just didn’t work out. He remained my target and could sometimes make up a bit in the sand. This detour does not lie and the best riders are on the podium.”
Sweeck remains World Cup leader and has now discovered six points over Iserbyt after eight of fourteen motos. “I’ve never been in better shape than I am right now and we’ve got a lot behind the rug already. Not a lot are coming at us so I’m not going to get ahead of the facts, but I’m definitely going to try to defend it.”