On Sunday, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty concluded its cobble classics campaign with a top ten in Paris-Roubaix. During the next two weeks, the team of Jean-François Bourlart will continue with the Ardennes classics.
The World Team will participate in the Brabantse Pijl (Wednesday 12/04), Amstel Gold Race (Sunday 16/04), Flèche Wallonne (Wednesday 19/4) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, in which the Walloon World Team achieved its first podium in a Monument last year.
For these four classics, a group of nine pro riders will be divided in selections of seven men: Lilian Calmejane, Rui Costa, Dries De Pooter, Kobe Goossens, Tom Paquot, Lorenzo Rota, Dion Smith, Loïc Vliegen and Georg Zimmermann.
This Saturday, Circus-ReUz-Technord will be at the start of the U23 version of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The six riders who just concluded the first stage race of the season will again race under the direction of Kévin Van Melsen : Francesco Busatto, Alexy Faure, Tim Rex, Dylan Vandenstorme, Jelle Vermoote and Obie Vidts.
But before, Busatto and Vermoote join Calmejane, De Pooter, Paquot, Smith and Vliegen in the Brabantse Pijl this Wednesday, which will be ridden on its traditional course between Leuven and Overijse. After 120 kilometer, the riders will start four laps with the following climbs: Hagaard, Hertstraat (cobbles), Moskesstraat (cobbles), Holstheide and the S-turn leading to the finish in Overijse.