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BMC Racing Team Taking Competitive Line-Up to Brabantse Pijl
07 April 2018 Santa Rosa, California (USA)
The Flanders Classics series concludes next week with a competitive and well-rounded BMC Racing Team line-up heading to Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday (11 April).
BMC Racing Team will have a strong group of riders at the start line of the one-day race, Sports Director Klaas Lodewyck said.
“I think we have a pretty strong team for Brabantse Pijl. We aren’t going into the race with one of the outright favorites but we do have a good group of riders who can all fight for a result. We have some strong guys who can look to go into the breakaway and from there we can protect them.”
“Then, we also have Dylan Teuns who I think can do well on the final local lap. The last 800 meters of the race are more or less uphill so I think we can try to make a selection there and go for a result. We want to try to get the win and although it will not be easy, I think with the team we have we can definitely try to do something,” Lodewyck explained.
Brabantse Pijl will be a key race for Teuns ahead of the Ardennes Classics.
“I’m really motivated for the next four races on my program and that starts on Wednesday at Brabantse Pijl. I have prepared well and Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco was a good part of that build up. I am feeling good and I think I have been racing well so far this season.”
“Overall, I am really happy with where I am at right now and so I will be going into the race with a lot of ambition. This will be one of my goal races so I will be going there ready to fight for a good result,” Teuns said.
Brabantse Pijl (11 April)
Rider Roster: Patrick Bevin (NZL), Tom Bohli (SUI), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)
Sports Directors: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Jackson Stewart (USA)