Flemish classics we are coming!
It’s already time for Belgium classics. On Friday the team will be in Harelbeke for the E3 Binckbank Classic (204km) also called the mini “Ronde van Vlaanderen”, while on Sunday it is the turn of the 81st Gent-Wevelgem (251km) with the peloton that will have to face 10 fearsome walls including the Patersberg and the Oude Kwaremont.
“We have a good team for both races – explains SD Tristan Hoffman – with two leaders Sonny Colbrelli and Matej Mohoric and great quality riders such as Ivan Cortina and Dylan Teuns. The experience of riders like Haussler, Koren and Sieberg will be a great help for our boys”.
After finishing 5th in Sanremo last Saturday, Mohoric made his debut in the Flemish classics: “It’s my first time and I’m very happy to race on roads that are so important for cycling. My condition is growing day by day and I expect to be competitive both at Harelbeke and next Sunday. The Milan-Sanremo gave me the directions I was looking for and I hope to achieve a good result”.
Happy to return to Belgium, Colbrelli prepared himself carefully for his North campaign: “The E3 route is the one that best suits my characteristics, while the Gent-Wevelgem is perhaps more suited to sprinters. I was not very lucky a month ago in Belgium and I hope to make up for it and find the perfect day ”.
TBM’s line-up for E3 Binckbank Classic: Sonny Colbrelli, Matej Mohoric, Heinrich Haussler, Ivan Cortina, Jan Tratnik, Dylan Teuns and Kristijan Koren.
TBM’s line-up for Gent-Wevelgem: Sonny Colbrelli, Matej Mohoric, Heinrich Haussler, Ivan Cortina, Jan Tratnik, Luka Pibernik and Marcel Sieberg.