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Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans confident for the Belgian opening weekend

Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans confident for the Belgian opening weekend

The riders of Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans did the recon of the final of the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. They rode 85 kilometer between the cobbles of the Paddestraat and the finishline in Ninove in rainy weather conditions. The line up for Saturday's Omloop het Nieuwsblad is: Aimé De Gendt, Tom Devriendt, Wesley Kreder, Boy and Danny Van Poppel, Pieter Vanspeybrouck and Loïc Vliegen. This selection of seven riders was accompanied by other teammates for their training ride. The riders are confident for the Belgian opening weekend, after a successful first month of competition.

Boy van Poppel:

«  The team is strong, so I'm looking forward to the Belgian opening weekend. The second passage on the cobbles of the Haaghoek is very often crucial at the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. We'll try to protect my brother Danny as good as possible and with as many riders as possible, in case of a bunch sprint finish. But with Tom Devriendt, Aimé De Gendt and Loïc Vliegen we've got other strong riders! » 

Loïc Vliegen:

«  My winter preparation went very smooth and the result was visible at my first races in Majorca. I immediately had a good feeling and battled for the win on difficult courses which didn't really suit me.  So I feel ready for Omloop het Nieuwsblad. I hope to perform well during the whole classics period and to achieve good results when possible. » 

Hilaire Van der Schueren:

«  We did everything we could to be ready for the Belgian opening weekend. I've seen a good team at the preparation races. On sporting level we're stronger than last year. But of course we have to take into account elements which are not under our control, like punctures or the car position. We're motivated to continue our succes from our previous races, both at the Belgian races and at the Faun and Drôme Ardèche Classic. » 

Sportive direction Omloop het Nieuwsblad:
Steven De Neef
Hilaire Van der Schueren

Line up Omloop het Nieuwsblad:
De Gendt Aimé
Devriendt Tom
Kreder Wesley
Van Poppel Boy
Van Poppel Danny
Vanspeybrouck Pieter
Vliegen Loïc

Photo: Cyclingmedia Agency