World champions lead fields for Tour of Flanders

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World champions lead fields for Tour of Flanders


Men's world champion Julian Alaphilippe of France is among the field for the Tour of Flanders ©Getty Images

World champions Julian Alaphilippe of France and Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands lead the fields for the boys’s and girls’s editions of the Tour of Flanders in Belgium tomorrow.

The boys’s version of the annual one-day highway race, delayed from its conventional spring slot because of the coronavirus pandemic, is about to characteristic 247 riders from 25 groups racing over 243.3 kilometres.

Alaphilippe options as a part of a powerful Deceuninck Fast-Step workforce which incorporates Belgium’s Tim Declercq and Yves Lampaert and Denmark’s Kasper Asgreen.

Defending champion Alberto Bettiol of Italy options as a part of the EF Professional Biking workforce which additionally consists of Belgians Sep Vanmarcke and Jens Keukeleire.

Lotto Soudal additionally encompasses a sturdy Belgian contingent in its ranks with Tim Wellens and Jasper De Buyst that includes alongside Germany’s John Degenkolb.

Different riders who will fancy their probabilities of success within the race generally known as De Ronde embrace Belgian Wout Van Aert of Jumbo Visma who has loved some spectacular wins since biking’s resumption following the coronavirus shutdown.

Dutch champion Mathieu Van Der Poel, representing Alpecin-Felix will even fancy his probabilities whereas previous race winners within the discipline embrace Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, representing Crew UAE Emirates and the Netherlands Niki Terpstra of Complete Direct Energie.

Women's world champion Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands lines up for the Tour of Flanders tomorrow ©Getty Images
Girls’s world champion Anna Van Der Breggen of the Netherlands traces up for the Tour of Flanders tomorrow ©Getty Photos

In the meantime, the ladies’s version of the one-day race is about to characteristic 206 riders from 20 groups racing over 135.6 kilometres.

World champion Van Der Breggen options as a part of a powerful trying Boels Dolmans workforce alongside dwelling rider Jolien D’Hoore, latest Gent-Wevelgem winner.

Fellow Dutch riders Amy Pieters and Chantal van den Broek- Blaak, twice third within the Tour of Flanders previously, are amongst these supporting Van Der Breggen.

Annemiek Van Vleuten of Mitchelton-Scott is one other fancied to do nicely, whereas Trek Segafredo boast a powerful hand in three former race winners – Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini and the Netherlands Ellen Van Dijk.

Crew Sunweb additionally boast a former champion of their ranks in American Coryn Rivera whereas one other former winner, Dutch veteran Marianne Vos traces up for CCC-Liv.

The sector additionally options two present nationwide champions who will hope so as to add one other prestigious title to their rolls of honour within the type of Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky representing Lotto-Soudal and Germany’s Lisa Brennauer representing Ceratizit-WNT Professional Biking.

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