RACE PREVIEW – Gent Wevelgem Men & Women

Dylan Groenewegen 
“I’m going back to Gent-Wevelgem for the third time in my career. It’s always an interesting race that offers different solutions for the final victory, anything can happen. At Wednesday’s Brugge-De Panne I had good sensations and on Sunday I hope to be in front to fight for the win.”

Mathew Hayman
“It is always special for an Australian team to start in Ieper and race through the fields of Flanders, there’s so much history in this area for Australians and New Zealanders. This is a race (like many Classics) where the weather can dramatically impact how the race unfolds, after a sunny spring last year, it looks like Sunday will be another truly Flandrien affair, with the chance of wind and rain. We will have Dylan as our leader, with an eye out for any opportunity that may present itself.”

Gent-Wevelgem Women’s WorldTour Race

Ruby Roseman-Gannon
“I think we can expect challenging conditions on Sunday, but we have a highly motivated and gritty team ready to take the race on. I’m super excited to give it everything I have.”

Martin Vestby – Sport Director 
“We are really looking forward to this epic race and coming in with a strong line-up. It’s a good mix of riders with experience and fresh excitement. We are still building our group and also coming back from a difficult start to the European season, but we expect to see a turnaround. 

Ruby has shown her form is growing in the past few weeks and we want to give her the best opportunities to make the most out of the hilly section around Kemmelberg.”