Liège–Bastogne–Liège – Men
Sunday 23rd April
“I’m really looking forward to Liège, and the last race of these Ardennes classics. In Amstel we had a lot of bad luck, I was there fighting for a good result, but I had a problem with the bike, then Flèche I was also there, and it was a really explosive finish in the end.
Liège is a longer race, and the course is different to the other races, it’s harder. I’ve never raced here before, so the recon is important, but I’m really motivated for Sunday to give my best and finish this week with a strong result.”
Pieter Weening (Sport Director):
“Sobrero will be our main guy again and we will try to protect him as much as possible to give him a chance in the final so he can go after a result. In Amstel he was a little bit unlucky after making the selection, but I also think Liège will suit him really well.
Liège is one of the hardest classics there is and in the end you need to have good legs, it all depends on the legs. The last 100km of racing is really hard, we start with the Wanne, Stockeu and Haute-Levèe, it is really, really hard.
It will be important to be well-positioned with Matteo going into the bottom of the Wanne where the racing really starts and then in the end it will all depend on how he is feeling after the boys have tried to protect him for as long as possible.”