Klaas Lodewyck Ready For Sprints At Tour de l’Eurométropole

will be one of the riders the looks to when the Tour de l’Eurométropole (Circuit Franco-Belge) begins Thursday.

‘Looking For Opportunities’
Assistant Director Max Sciandri said he expects plenty of bunch sprints in the four-day race. “It’s going to be echelons and fights for position,” he said. “We’ll be looking for opportunities and Klaas will be one of our main guys. is also going very well. He showed his strength and form by riding the front at the worlds. So he’s a good one for breakaways.” Lodewyck, who has top 10 finishes in stages at the Vuelta a España, the and the Santos , will be making his fourth career start in the Belgian race. “It’s normally pretty windy,” he said. “The last day is a circuit with a little climb and most of the time the race is decided there. This race is close to my home area so I am really motivated.”

Download the ’s race sheet (PDF with roster, bios, statistics, etc.):

Tour de l’Eurométropole Roster (Oct. 3-6):
(GER), (SUI), (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), (BEL), (SUI), Larry Warbasse (USA).

Sport Director:
Max Sciandri (ITA)

Roger Palfreeman (GBR)

Bus Driver: Steven Christiaens (BEL). Mechanics: Peter De Bleecker (BEL), Thierry Viaene (BEL). Soigneurs: Marc Paeme (BEL), Anthony Pauwels (BEL), Freddy Viaene (BEL).

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