On Wednesday, the 71st edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen takes place and it is the traditional opening of another half week of racing in Flanders that lead up to next week’s Ronde van Vlaanderen. This year’s parcours is 199.7km long and again has the typical Flemish cobbled hills such as the Paterberg and Oude Kwaremont.
It will be the first race for Chad Haga (USA) since the training accident and the team is delighted to see him racing again.
“With the recent number of unfortunate injuries, we are heading to Belgium with six riders but we will still be ready to challenge and to make an impression as a team,” explained coach Arthur van Dongen (NED).
“We will try to be in the breakaway and we must be attentive during the key moments of the race as the combination of the steep hills will make it exhausting. This is a very young line-up and it will be an important race in the development of the team.”