A really skilled group consisting of Edvald Boasson Hagen, Michael Valgren, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Michael Gogl will all play essential roles on a day through which the Kemmelberg will as soon as once more be key function.
German sprinter Max Walscheid can be trying to proceed what he considers to be a run of fine type within the function of the staff’s ‘quick man’. Whereas neo-pro Samuele Battistella and Rasmus Tiller will each present essential supporting roles on the day.
I’m okay, I can stroll and I can speak however my mobility with my arm and fingers will not be what they was once, however it would come again over time. All of this as a result of accident I had on the finish of August.
I’ve been lacking being with the staff;the game’s an enormous a part of my life which I’ve been concerned in for the final 26 years in, so I’m completely happy to really feel higher and like we are saying in Denmark: “the horse is again within the circus”.
Clearly we have now a staff which can be thought of as underdogs and I believe that’s how we should always look to get one of the best out of it. We have to deal with the truth that we aren’t favourites and attempt to battle to shock a number of individuals, and I believe that’s how we are able to purpose for a consequence.
The Kemmelberg has all the time and can all the time be a key second on this race. In Gent-Wevelgem this yr we go it thrice, twice from the south and the ultimate time from the north which is a bit steeper with cobblestones on each side of this. It additionally relies on the climate on the day, it’s all open in west Flanders and so it relies on the route of the wind. I don’t assume that we’ll have any heavy rain.
Wind is an element, time of the season is an element after which a few of the riders within the peloton are flying like Wout van Aert, Mathieu van de Poel and Julian Alaphilippe, so let’s see the way it goes.
I’m feeling good, it was good to do a experience in good climate at present on our closing coaching experience forward of the race. We don’t count on nice situations however we received used to that final week on the Binck Financial institution Tour the place situations weren’t nice.
I believe I’ve carried some good condition out of the Tour de France and I’m positively motivated for the upcoming Classics. I believe that there could also be some probabilities to go for a consequence for me and I hope to begin doing that at Gent-Wevelgem.
I’ve executed the race as soon as earlier than and the principle obstacles keep the identical however in any other case the route adjustments somewhat bit so it was good to see it, to get an impression, and get a sense for the race. The hilly half will certainly be robust and maybe we have now a small benefit in that it’s in our brief time period reminiscence however we hope to be nicely positioned on the essential factors.
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