Quick-Step Floors became on Sunday afternoon the first team to capture stage wins in all three Grand Tours this season, taking its remarkable tally in the 2017 three-week races to 11 triumphs, an all-time best for the outfit managed by Patrick Lefevere. This outstanding feat was achieved on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España, which took place between Nîmes and Gruissan, over a pan flat course exposed to crosswinds, which saw all the teams stay alert throughout the day, not allowing any breakaway to form. "Our ideal scenario was to create an echelon long before the finish, but in case this didn't happen, then we had a back-up plan: to try again in the last kilometers. We wanted to deliver Matteo in a perfect position to sprint for the win, but once we splintered the peloton and opened a gap in the final kilometer, we improvised a bit, as he told me to go, and that's what I did. I am extremely happy our plan worked to perfection. I can't find my words to tell you how I feel after this unbelievable day. I can't find the words to tell you how I feel after this unbelievable day. It's really crazy and I couldn't have done it without the help of my incredible teammates", an ecstatic Yves Lampaert said in Gruissan.
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