OLIVER NAESEN : "A great season opener with a view towards the Classics"
"I’m going to start my year with this Spanish race for the fourth consecutive season, so I’m getting to know the roads well. The stage profiles are quite different, it gives you the chance to get in some good workouts. We’ll be sending to this race a lineup mostly of our classics group for the spring. It will give us a chance to get into a flow of working seamlessly together. And considering all the training camps we did over the winter, I have spent even more time with my brother Lawrence this off season. I am happy to be starting my first race of the year with him. It’s going to be really cool. Then with the Clasica de Almeria (February 16) and the Ruta Del Del Sol (February 19-23), I will have the chance to rack up some racing kilometers in good weather conditions before we head to the races in Belgium.”OLIVER NAESEN
Having joined the AG2R LA MONDIALE team officially on January 1st, Lawrence Naesen will race for the first time in his career as a member of the same team as his brother Oliver during Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.
Three riders on the cobblestones
Oliver and Lawrence Naesen, accompanied by Julien Duval, recently carried out material tests over certain cobbled sectors of Paris-Roubaix.