EsCiclismo.com · Road Competition · 07/03/2020
After the break due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Deceuninck-Quick Step team plans to resume the season in Spain, in the 42 edition of the Vuelta a Burgos (July 28-August 1).
As soon as their concentration in Val di Fassa concludes, which will begin next week, seven cyclists from the Deceuninck-Quick Step riders will travel to our country to participate in the race, which once again present Picon Blanco and the Neila Lagoons as points decisive.
After the good start in Australia, where they achieved two victories, the Irish champion Sam Bennett will look to return to the competition and develop his condition for the main objectives of the season in the Spanish race, a test that he looks forward to.
“It is a great thing to know that you are competing again! In fact, the feeling is like the first day of school. We have not had a great season so far this year, so we are eager to do what we love most again. Burgos It will be a good opportunity to see how I am and test myself. “
Before 2020 stopped Remco Evenepoel was in excellent shape and wasted no opportunity. The 20-year-old Belgian ran the Return to San Juan and Return to the Algarve and concluded the general classification in both events, achieving three victories in the process. Now the ITT European Campen is back and looking to build a schedule that will get him in good shape at the start of the Tour of Italy.
“Five months without running is a long time. The situation has been completely new for all of us and we are curious to recover the races and see where we are standing after all this time. It will be important to see how the body reacts to this first event, to the high temperatures and a difficult race, but the motivation is there, of that I am sure. I have great memories of Spain since last year was where I won my first race of a day, the Clsica de San Sebastin, and I’m looking forward to being there, in the thick of the action, with the `pack of wolves”, added Evenepoel.
“The whole team, drivers and staff, are excited to return to compete again. Many teams will resume their season in Burgos, so we can expect a tough fight. We have two riders with whom we will try to obtain good results there. Remco, to count with the support of Joo Almeida and Andrea Bagioli, and Sam, who can count on a strong starting train, made up of Shane Archbold, Yves Lampaert and Michael Mrkv. The race will be a challenge, but that doesn’t scare us, it just motivates us ” , explains sports director Geert Van Bondt.
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