OPQS to De Brabantse Pijl
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in the 53rd edition of De Brabantse Pijl, which takes place on Wednesday, April 10th. The 200km race is considered as the opening of the second part of Spring Classics season. The parcour is a constant up and down, including 25 short climbs starting with the Rue de Hal at km 55, and ending with Schavei, which goes until the finish line.
"Chavanel, a former winner of the race, will ride after the unlucky Roubaix," Sport Director Rik Van Slycke said. "If there will be the chance, he will try. The presence of Chavanel will be important for the team morale. We have a solid team here. We will miss Dries Devenyns unfortunately, but the team is ready to do a great performance with riders coming from Pais Vasco, who are really motivated. Riders such as Jerome Pineau, Kevin De Weert, and Pieter Serry will be there, which gives us a solid unit. Our goal will be to be present in the final and try to play the cards we have. I am confident with our guys."