Sports Director Steve Bauer said that CCC Team will be looking to race more aggressively after missing out on the crucial split at Brabantse Pijl.
“I think we have to be honest and admit that Brabantse Pijl was not our best race and now, looking ahead to this weekend, I expect us to be riding more aggressively. Gent Wevelgem – In Flanders Fields is a race famous for the wind and for the moment, it looks like there will be some on Sunday and even though it’s not looking too strong right now, it will still be a factor. Once again, we will start with Matteo Trentin as our leader, I think he is the strongest for this kind of race so, we will look to support him and keep him well-positioned. I know that all of our riders are capable of being at the front and being active during the day so I hope that we can race well together and help make the best result possible,” Bauer explained.
After Brabantse Pijl, Trentin is anticipating another tough day of racing in Belgium this weekend.
“Gent Wevelgem – In Flanders Fields is always one of those unpredictable races and if the wind rises there will be a big fight, which is what I am hoping for as it will make it a hard race and a good one for me if my legs are strong. The loop around the Kemmelberg is a bit different but the essence of the race will always remain the same, it’s all about positioning and being in the right move when the group eventually splits,” Trentin said.
Gent Wevelgem – In Flanders Fields (11 October)
Rider Roster: Jonas Koch (GER), Michael Schär (SUI), Matteo Trentin (ITA), Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL), Georg Zimmermann (GER)
Sports Directors: Steve Bauer (CAN), Valerio Piva (ITA)