Cyclist Lars Boom makes until the beginning of next month for his comeback in the peloton. The 32-year-old Dutchman has, in consultation with the sports directors of LottoNL-Jumbo decided the Flemish opening weekend to skip it and focus on Paris-Nice. Tree is recovering from surgery to cardiac arrhythmias, to correct.
The klassiekerspecialist underwent last month a surgery of almost five hours. “It was very violent,‘” says Tree. “It’s not nothing if they are things in your heart burn away. A body must recover from. That process takes longer than I had expected.’
De Brabander is currently together with his Slovenian team-mate Primoz Roglic at their training camp in Tenerife. Tree decided to have a week longer to stay on the Spanish island and therefore stores next weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. The stage race Paris-Nice is from 4 to 11 march.
“When I last week again started training, I noticed that I condition is still a lot of have returned. I need my body time to recover and get better. To my mind, is the Circulation too early and has the added value to be here for a week at a height to keep training and then at Paris-Nice in to steps,’ said Tree. “My period is from mid-march to mid-april, with the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Then I should be good. Or the hunger extra large? I think I am. But that also should not predominate. Otherwise, I go my body too hard to tickle and tackle it.”