Quick-Step Floors last Thursday, his team announced for the world cup ploegentijdrijden on Sunday in the Austrian Innsbruck. The Belgian WorldTour formation accounts for the last edition of the world cup on two compatriots, Laurens De Plus and Yves Lampaert. Lampaert gave earlier flat rate for the individual time trial in Innsbruck due to a large number of meters.
The six of the Wolfpack, also consists of the Dutchman Niki Terpstra, the German Maximilian Schachmann, the Dane Kasper Asgreen and the Luxemburger Bob Jungels.
“It is a challenging course this year”, explained directeur sportif Tom Steels. “You start with forty flat miles, then five miles of climbing. The boys must therefore be a high pace on the flat and imposing, but later on also uphill the speed is high. The team is well balanced, with riders who are good can climb and tempobeulen on the flat. It’s not a technical trail, but in the last few kilometres we still have a few verkeerseilanden and roundabouts.”
Quick-Step is a three-time world champion ploegentijdrijden (2012, 2013 and 2016). Last year was the victory in the Norwegian Mountains for Team Sunweb. Steels are also expected this year, strong opposition from several teams. “The team time trial does traditional a lot of for Quick-Step. We also want to be in the last edition of this world CHAMPIONSHIPS top. But we know that it is not easy to win. I find it a pity that it ends here for this event, but we go one last time to give it their all.”
Selection Of Quick-Step:
Yves Lampaert (BEL), Laurens De Plus (BEL), Niki Terpstra (Ned), Kasper Asgreen (S), Maximilian Schachmann (Ger), Bob Jungels (Lux)
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