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Belkin starts GP Impanis-Van Petegem with options

The Belkin Pro Cycling Team starts Saturday’s GP Impanis Van Petegem in Belgium with “several options.” Sports Director Frans Maassen is able to rely on Moreno Hofland in a bunch sprint and several other some strong men.

“I don’t necessarily want it to be a bunch sprint, but with Moreno we are well prepared,” said Maassen. “We have some strong attackers in the squad, as well. Depending on the weather conditions, the wind and the competition, we’ll see what we will do. We have several options.”

Return to action
Hofland is back in Europe after racing in Canada for two weeks. The neo-pro, 22 years old, rode the Tour of Alberta and the Grand Prixs of Quebec and Montreal. He feels ready to give his all again in the GP Impanis-Van Petegem. “I’ve had some time to recover from the racing and the traveling. The GP Impanis is a great race to return to action,” said Hofland. “I gained confidence in Canada with those third places in the Tour of Alberta stage and the Sprint Challenge in Québec. Some races with opportunities remain for me this season, the GP-Impanis Van Petegem is one of them.”

Team line-up:
Jetse Bol, Lars Boom, Graeme Brown, Moreno Hofland, Bram Tankink, Sep Vanmarcke, Dennis van Winden and Maarten Wynants

Sports Director:
Frans Maassen

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