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01.04.2008/ Sylvain Chavanel won two races in the past week. The French rider showed a strong performance but "La Machine" had great support from his Cofidis team as well. The team is ready for Sundays Tour of Flanders.

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Sylvain Chavanel is ready for Flanders ( Cyclingheroes)

The impressive show of strenght by the Cofidis team started at Dwars door Vlaanderen, Chavanel was the first French rider to win the Belgian semi-classic. But it wasn't just Chavanel's victory: the way Nich Nuyens and Chavanel demolished the rest of the field was a show of strength by a French team that wasn't seen for years.
 
 
Chavanel told sporza.be after last Sundays Brabantse Pijl: "That I am the first Frenchmen to win Brabantse Pijl? Well, someone has to be the first one."
 
Chavanel added: "But we have a great team, we proved that today [the interview was made on Sunday, editor]." 

"Its cool that I succeeded because this was the first time I started here. Actually I didn't know the route. But I like bad weather, so that was my adavantage."
"Now Flanders can come, even if that's another caliber."
 
Chavanel's teammate Nick Nuens said about Brabantse Pijl: "My legs weren't that good, maybe it was because of the bad weather. I told Chavanel that I would destroy the group and that he should attack."
 
Nuyens continued by saying: "That Guy keeps on riding and riding. Thats why we call him "la machine." The stress is completely gone at our team. I think Chavanel and Cancellara are the best men in the peloton."
 
Nuyens concluded by saying: "Two captains at the 'Ronde'? Why not? I will direct the team but if he is better than me, he should go for it."

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