Sports Director Valerio Piva said that CCC Team will be looking to race aggressively with no individual team leader heading to the start line.
“We won’t be lining up with a team leader for this race. Instead, everyone will be able to look for opportunities throughout the day. The weather is always a big factor at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne and the wind can decide the race but, for the moment, the forecast looks good. I think on the finishing circuit we will be looking to race aggressively and jump in the various moves. Most of the guys will be coming here after Danilith Nokere Koerse and Bredene Koksijde Classic, and I was encouraged by the team performance at both of those races. If the race comes down to a bunch sprint, we will have both Jakub Mareczko and Szymon Sajnok, who showed that he is racing well and that he can be up there with some of the best at our last two outings in Belgium,” Piva explained.
After solid performances in Belgium last week at Danilith Nokere Koerse and Bredene Koksijde Classic, Sajnok is looking forward to seeing what he, and the team, can do at the now UCI WorldTour one-day race.
“I definitely gained more confidence from my last two races and I can see that my shape has improved. I continue to feel very strong on the bike and I would like to do another good race at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne. We will have a strong team so, I think we can fight for a good result again. I didn’t know what my form would be like at these semi-Classics in Belgium but, I felt good at Danilith Nokere Koerse and Bredene Koksijde Classic so, I am looking forward to lining up on the start line on Wednesday,” Sajnok said.
Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Rider roster: Paweł Bernas (POL), Kamil Gradek (POL), Jonas Koch (GER), Jakub Mareczko (ITA), Serge Pauwels (BEL), Szymon Sajnok (POL), Guillaume Van Kerisbulck (BEL)
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Steve Bauer (CAN)