An in-form Team BikeExchange squad head to Ghent-Wevelgem full of confidence as the Classics continue in Belgium this Sunday.
Thursday’s Brugge-De Panne winner Grace Brown will be back in action once again, alongside Australian champion Sarah Roy, who finished fourth in this race in 2020.
The team make one change to the line-up that started at Brugge-De Panne, with Dutch domestique Moniek Tenniglo coming in to replace the injured Jess Allen.
Team BikeExchange at Ghent-Wevelgem:
Grace Brown (AUS)
Teniel Campbell (TTO)
Arianna Fidanza (ITA)
Jess Roberts (GBR)
Sarah Roy (AUS)
Moniek Tenniglo (NED)
“I’m excited to line up for Ghent-Wevelgem tomorrow after such a great day at De Panne. I’m feeling confident in my own form, but also in the growing strength and cohesion of the whole team.
I think the wind will impact the race a lot more than it did on Thursday and combined with the dirt sectors and cobbled climbs we should see a very reduced group come towards the finish line.
It will be a good race for me and for Sarah Roy. I hope that we can challenge together for the win in Wevelgem!”
Martin Vestby (Sports Director):
“We can see that Brown is in really great shape and we know that Roy is always up there, so I think we have two pretty clear leaders with a strong back-up and support behind them.
“It’s forecast for a lot of wind, that can make it a bit hectic before you come into the middle section with all the climbs and everything that happens there. So, I think it’s going to be, and I hope there’s going to be more racing from the start.”
2021 Ghent-Wevelgem Race Details:
Sunday, 28th March: Wevelgem – Wevelgem, 144km
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