Wanty-Groupe Gobert could this spring have no pots to break. “Our performance at. It’s all sinecure”, Hilaire Van Der Schueren.
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“With the exception of Tom Devriendt, who in a bad moment, a puncture, we have in Dwars door Vlaanderen no role of significance played. That nibbling a bit to me. Our preparation for the season was, however, very well, but then faltered suddenly. I had already a lot more expected. But a good performance Sunday can be a lot of good.”
A groepsverkenning is there not more on the program. However, went Thursday, some riders to the individual path and that will be Friday. “I give my riders, after a busy period, some rest. It’s been a heavy pre-season has been, especially considering the weather conditions to which certain races were finished. Wednesday the weather was of that. Cold and rain. That eats away at a rennerslijf.”
Wanty-Groupe Gobert will start without a leader. “In the final I will be the team leader or designate. Who is good gets protection,” says Van Der Schueren.
Selection of Wanty-Groupe Gobert: Frederik Backaert, Yoann Offredo (Fra), Andrea Pasqualon (Ita), Dion Smith (GBr), Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Mark McNally (GBr) and Tom Devriendt .