The racing comes thick and fast this week with the team racing in Spain, Belgium and France at the two-day Critérium International. The 85th edition features two stages on Saturday, a road stage in the morning, followed by an individual time trial in the afternoon and then on Sunday a mountain stage. The race offers a tough route and usually, with the mild weather conditions, it will be a challenging race.
Coach Arthur van Dongen (NED) said: “We start Critérium International with the same team as Dwars door Vlaanderen. We have an opportunist line-up for the two-day race that will be looking to take what chances arise.
“The young riders we take to France will get the opportunity to develop themselves and explore their general classification potential with no immediate pressure for results. The race will be decided on the last day with the 14.1km uphill finish to the Col de L’Ospedale.”