Champion System Reveals Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen Roster

will lead the Team when Asia’s first and only pro continental squad takes the start line Friday at .

Champion Sy Sport Director Franky Van Haesebroucke said the three-day race that begins with a prologue time trial favors Traksel. The veteran Dutchman won the race in 2008 and finished third in 2010.

“We are looking to Bobbie’s experience to lead the team over a course that s hard cobblestone roads and short, steep finishing climbs,” van Haesebroucke said.

Traksel, “most aggressive rider” at the Tour of Oman earlier this month, said he is ready for a better experience than the opening weekend of the Belgian classics. A crash blocked him from making the front group at last Saturday’s and was called off Sunday for Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne due to snow.

“You could say that Three Days of West-Vlaanderen is my race,” Traksel said. “My condition is good, the spirit of the team is strong, and this is a race that I love.”

Among the others on Champion Sy’s roster with experience at is Ryan Roth. The Canadian national road champion finished 10th in last year’s prologue.

Champion Sy will also benefit from Van Haesebroucke’s knowledge of the area. The Belgian won Stage 6 of the Ronde van West-Vlaanderen in 1991.

Roster (March 1-3):
Clinton Avery (NZL), (IRL), Matthias Friedemann (GER), Pengda Jiao (CHN), Mart Ojavee (EST), Ryan Roth (CAN), (NED), Kin San Wu (HKG).
Sport Director: Franky van Haesebroucke (BEL).

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