The Dutch rider Moreno Hofland is sick and will Sunday, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (1.BC) do not drive. That has his team Lotto Soudal published. A replacement is Saturday announced after the end of the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Jens Debusschere is Sunday the leader of the Belgian formation.
“I hope that we are an open and tricky race to get Sunday, for then to increase my chances in a sprint at the end,” said Debusschere. “I feel good and want to join the course. The passage on the Côte de Trieu and Oude Kwaremont on a negentigtal kilometers from the finish will be as always, a selection trigger. You want the boat not to miss. After the Kwaremont, we will the situation have to sign on and look at how we the rest of the course will address. On the way to Kuurne, everything can possible on the side and we can waaiervorming. There, I hope. In the local laps is usually in the fold, because it is difficult to then still have holes to fill. You must see that you previously started not to miss.”
“In december, it was decided that I not double-opening weekend would drive, but that I could fully focus on Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. I’m aiming for a podium finish. I expect a sprint with a large group. In general we can be satisfied with the riders within the team. I don’t doubt that Jasper De Buyst there Sunday at the end of the will to his and gave me a nice lead-out. Support is important in the final”, decision Debusschere.