Lotto-Soudal made this morning announced that Tim Wellens today will not start in the etoile de Bessèges, because he became ill this night. Due to the loss of Wellens will the team with six riders start in place of seven.
The etoile de Bessèges is a four-day stage race in the south of France. Lotto-Soudal are going there today, will start with six riders, and Wellens, the man in top form in miss.
The course can be on a nice field count this year. Among others, Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) is there at the start. For Stuyven is the first race of the season.