Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) will appear Monday at the start of the Tour of Catalonia (WorldTour). The 26-year-old Person, Sunday-fifth in Paris-Nice, it is not sufficiently recovered from illness and is therefore in default of appearance for the Spanish stage race.
Wellens, who in Catalonia no classification, but in all the rest ready and wanted kids for the Ardennes classics and possibly a ride wanted to pick and choose, it was after Paris-Nice sick. “He is not yet recovered well enough”, let the team know, “so he is replaced by Brit James Shaw”.
Selection Lotto Soudal: Sander Armée, Thomas De Gendt, Adam Hansen (Aus), Bjorg Lambrecht, Maxime Monfort, James Shaw (GBr) and Jelle Vanendert.