Sports Director Steve Bauer said that all seven CCC Team riders will benefit from racing at Halle-Ingooigem this week.
“This race ideally comes in the week leading up to many of our riders’ respective National Championships and the guys racing on home soil will be able to benefit from Halle-Ingooigem being part of their build-up. For those riders on this roster not competing at their National Championships, Halle-Ingooigem provides either a good opportunity to get back into the race rhythm or a nice bridge in their race calendar to keep them sharp. We will look to support all of our riders and, as the race progresses, we will see who is the most motivated to go for a nice result for themselves and the team,” Bauer explained.
Will Barta will make his return to racing in Belgium after fracturing his left collarbone at the Amgen Tour of California.
“I am very excited to be back racing again after breaking my collarbone in California. Training has been progressing well, and I’ve been feeling good on the bike so, I am excited to pin on a race number again and see where my fitness and shape is at this point,” Barta said.
Halle – Ingooigem (26 June)
Rider Roster: Will Barta (USA), Paweł Bernas (POL), Jonas Koch (GER), Jakub Mareczko (ITA), Laurens ten Dam (NED), Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL), Francisco Ventoso (ESP)
Sports Director: Steve Bauer (CAN)