Dylan Teuns start Sunday in his fourth Amstel Gold Race. The 26-year-old Limburger was Wednesday, the seventh in the Brabantse pijl and also hopes in the Dutch-Limburg has a role to play in the finals.
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With a 64th, 18th, and 44th place in the Amstel Gold Race and broke the rider of the BMC over the past years, still no pots, but on Sunday he hopes the competition colors. After his third place last year in the Flèche wallonne and his string of victories in July and August of 2017 is the status of the Observer has changed. “I feel stronger than last year, and price with confidence”, said Teuns. “I have long prepared for this period. The Amstel is the first of three major contests there. They are all three equally important, though are the latter two, the Walloon Arrow and liege-Bastogne-Liege me might be better, because the slopes will be slightly longer and heavier than in the Dutch course.”
Wednesday in the Brabantse pijl fell in the last instance, Patrick Bevin and started the team with only six. “We were a man short and that I felt in the final”, he said, “I have precious forces are wasted, energy that I shortly came to the end. Sunday wait for a new chance, with another team, because then there including Greg Van Avermaet, Alessandro De Marchi, Damiano Caruso, Simon Gerrans four strong team mates.”
“I feel I’m definitely ready for this period to play a role. After my sixth place in Paris-Nice and the 11th place in the Tour of the Basque country, I feel that I am the perfect preparation behind me. Between those two races, I worked an internship of almost two weeks on the Etna and I was really able to train well. There, I hope now to bear fruits.”