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 System 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 features hard cobblestone roads and short, steep finishing climbs,” van Haesebroucke said.

Traksel, “most aggressive rider” at the 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 racing 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 System’s roster with experience at is . The Canadian national road champion finished 10th in last year’s prologue.

Champion System 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), (CAN), (NED), Kin San Wu (HKG).
Sport Director: Franky van Haesebroucke (BEL).

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