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LottoNL-Jumbo aims for victory with Hofland in London

Team LottoNL-Jumbo is counting on sprinter Moreno Hofland during the Prudential Ride London, Sunday 2nd of August. Sports director Richard Plugge provides a big chance for a sprint with a reduced peloton during the race at the Olympic ground.

“There are two possible scenario’s,” sports director Richard Plugge says. “There’s a big chance that a big group of riders will survive the hill section, but it’s possible that a small group of riders is able to escape, as well. We want to make sure that Moreno Hofland gets his chance to sprint for the victory. Besides that, Sep Vanmarcke might be able to break away when a promising group of riders escapes. We have a good chance to win this race.”

Supernumerary situation
“Halfway the race, there’s a quite tough section on the profile,” Moreno Hofland adds. “It will be difficult to control the race in that part. I like those kinds of situations, actually. I think that I can survive the hills, so we can start the race finale in a supernumerary situation. I’m in a good shape. I’ve done some small Belgian races and was fighting for the win often. I’m confidentially looking forward to Sunday.”

“It is a fantastic race”, Plugge continues. “It’s beautiful to race at the Olympic ground, off course and there will be a lot of crowd supporting the riders. Cycling is booming in England. Moreno already won a stage in the Tour of Yorkshire, so that means that we’re facing high expectations. We’re trying to meet them.”

Line-up:
Moreno Hofland, Barry Markus, Timo Roosen, Mike Teunissen, Sep Vanmarcke and Twan Castelijns.

Sports director:
Richard Plugge.

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