Race Preview: None of the racing really counts for anything until Het Nieuwsblad - The season proper starts this Saturday. The guys who want to put a Classic on their palmarès will be well to the fore on the roads round Gent and Kuurne this weekend. Ed Hood takes his usual look at the course and riders for the Classic season openers.
Tomorrow the 9 Lotto Belisol riders Lars Bak, Bart De Clercq, André Greipel, Adam Hansen, Greg Henderson, Jürgen Roelandts, Jurgen Van den Broeck en Frederik Willemwill make the Grand Départ in Corsica, the Isle of Beauty.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the Tour of Belgium starts, which ends on Sunday 26th of May. In this race, part of the Europe Tour, we will use the new Lotto Belisol team bus for the first time. André Greipel and Jürgen Roelandts are two of the riders that will be drove around in this bus. They are the two leaders of the team the next five days. The first stage between Lochristi and Knokke-Heist is cut out for sprinters, André’s train already rehearsed in the Tour de Picardie and will now have to lead the…
Past Saturday hundreds of people came to Circuit Zolder for the first Lotto Belisol fan day. The sun was shining all day long. Many had brought their bike and rode on the four kilometer long circuit. Of course everyone could meet our riders and staff. A visit to the team bus was possible and one could also admire the riders’ bikes.