JULIEN JURDIE : “The opening of the Classics is highly expected”
“The first Belgian classics arrive with the Omloop Heet Nieuwsblad in the UCI WorldTour and then the next day with Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. We are coming to a course that we know by heart, and with high ambitions focused on Oliver Naesen, and indeed the entire AG2R LA MONDIALE team. This opening weekend is hotly awaited by our Flanderian experts. If the forecast stays the same, we will certainly be expecting difficult conditions on the cobblestones. But we are ready for everything, and we hope that this will be the start of a beautiful 2020 campaign that will culminate with Paris-Roubaix.”JULIEN JURDIE
Three of our riders who are racing on Saturday have already finished in the top ten of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Stijn Vandeenbergh took 2nd in 2013 and 4th in 2016, Alexis Gougeard was 5th in 2016, and Oliver Naesen finished 7th in 2017 and 10th in 2019.