Lotto Soudal objectives degree victories in upcoming Excursion de France

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Lotto Soudal objectives degree victories in upcoming Excursion de France

Jun 25 2019 08:24 pm CET

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Lotto Soudal targets stage victories in upcoming Tour de France
Lotto Soudal targets stage victories in upcoming Tour de France

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Lotto Soudal is ready to start out within the Excursion de France with a robust staff that can battle for the principle purpose of taking degree victories. The Belgian staff could have a excellent mixture of sprinters, puncheurs and breakaway riders.

The staff will get started within the French grand excursion to focus on degree wins. “The Excursion is set 3 subjects: dash levels, days for escapees and mountain levels,” mentioned sports activities supervisor Marc Sergeant. “Best throughout the times within the mountains, it gained’t be simple for us to take a degree win and attacking would be the mindset of Lotto Soudal throughout the ones levels. Even if some riders already introduced they gained’t take part, we don’t have any actual ambitions for the overall classification. We’re absolutely aiming for a degree victory.

“Caleb Ewan might be originally of the Excursion for the primary time in his occupation, however he’s going to put the essential force on himself. With already 3 degree wins within the Giro and one within the Vuelta, I feel the ambition to additionally win a Excursion degree, will come mechanically. All over the dash preparation, Caleb might be completely supported through among others Jasper De Buyst and Roger Kluge however through the opposite Lotto Soudal riders as neatly.”

However now not simplest Ewan could have the liberty to battle for a degree victory. “At a undeniable second within the race, the dash groups want to take accountability and for this reason we decided on Maxime Monfort,” defined Sergeant. “He’ll want to lead the peloton throughout the dash levels. After all, Maxime may be loose to do his personal factor within the different levels, however he must spend some extra power throughout the dash levels, opposite to our different riders with a loose function.”

“Jens Keukeleire can – similar to Benoot and Wellens – give a contribution to the dash preparation. It’s transparent to me that throughout a dash degree, the opposite seven Lotto Soudal riders will fortify Ewan. However within the different levels, Caleb too can assist our attackers like Benoot, De Gendt and Wellens. In that sense, everyone works for everybody throughout the Excursion de France.”

Lotto Soudal’s roster for the Excursion de France (sixth to 28th of July):

Tiesj Benoot

Jasper De Buyst

Thomas De Gendt

Caleb Ewan

Jens Keukeleire

Roger Kluge

Maxime Monfort

Tim Wellens



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