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LottoNL-Jumbo aims to continue attacking spirit in GP Impanis-Van Petegem

Team LottoNL-Jumbo will not only race in Richmond, Virginia, during team time trial weekend of the world championships. The team will also start the GP Impanis-Van Petegem in Belgium, on Saturday, September 19.

The team will allow Timo Roosen and Mike Teunissen to keep attacking as they did in the Vuelta a España — If their shape allows them.

“We have to wait and see how they feel after the Vuelta as it was their first grand tour, but we aim to be aggressive in the GP Impanis Van Petegem,” Frans Maassen said.
The sports director remembers Sep Vanmarcke’s victory in 2013. “The race often ends in a bunch sprint, but because of the hills in the first part and the short climb in the final kilometre, sometimes an attacking style pays off, just like we saw two years ago with Sep. For us, it doesn’t necessarily have to end in a bunch sprint.”

Should it come to a bunch kick, Maassen will count on Moreno Hofland. However, in recent weeks the Dutchman has been struggling with a back injury after a crash in the Vattenfall Cyclassics. “If we see a bunch sprint and Moreno is back on his former level, we will assist him in a possible sprint.”

Team line-up:
Koen Bouwman, Twan Castelijns, Rick Flens, Moreno Hofland, Martijn Keizer, Timo Roosen, Bram Tankink, Mike Teunissen.

Sports Director: Frans Maassen.

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