Coach Kevin De Weert has Monday on the bondszetel in Frost are eight headed selection announced for the road world championships in three weeks in the Austrian Innsbruck. Two surprises.
Coach Kevin De Weert has Monday on the bondszetel in Frost are eight headed selection announced for the road world championships in three weeks in the Austrian Innsbruck.
Spearheads Tim Wellens and Tiesj Benoot of Lotto Soudal and Dylan Teuns and Greg Van Avermaet of BMC were quasi certitudes. Also the selection of Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors) and Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), which have a role as wegkapitein, is no surprise.
For the seventh and eighth place was the choice of coach De Weert on Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Groupe-Gobert) and Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy). They get the preference on, among others, Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), Floris De Tier (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors).
The Belgian colours in the time trial are defended by European champion Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and Laurens De Plus.
The road race (258,5 km) is on Sunday, september 30, ridden, time trial (52,5 km) four days earlier, on Wednesday.
Last year, Peter Sagan was the first rider for the third consecutive time to become a world champion. On the race in Innsbruck, with almost 4.700 meters of altitude drawn on the size of the klimgeiten, hear the Slovaak this time is not among the favorites.
In the women’s team for the road race from the six Valerie Demey, Sofie De Vuyst, Kaat Hannes, Simplon Michiels, Kelly Van Den Steen, and Julie Van De Velde. Ann-Sophie Duyck start in the time trial.
In the juniorencategorie is looking for Remco Evenepoel, the top talent in 2019 as a pro debut in Quick-Step Floors. He was already European champion on the road and against the clock, and start in Innsbruck as pronounced medaillekandidaat in both matches.