Arensman on Roubaix: “I’ll fight for the win”
After a tough beginning of the season, where a broken collarbone kept him out of the racing scheme for some weeks, Thymen Arensman is getting back to his best level. The 2018 runner-up in the Tour de l’Avenir is looking forward to Sunday’s Paris Roubaix, a race that so him finishing third in his first ever participation as U23. “I expect to ride a good race and to have a good race and result with a very strong squad. I am one year older and a year stronger, so I should have more experience to help me to fight for the win. Because of the experience from last year, I know the real deal and I am now more prepared to fight for the win!”. 

Arensman featured his return to racing in Tour de Bretagne followed by Circuit des Ardennes, but last week he already show his climbing skills in Ronde de l’Isard. “In Isard I didn’t get the result that I was hoping for, I make some mistakes and that made me lose some minutes. So after that, I was helping Ide by attacking so other teams had to chase. I went all-out mid-stage but always kept fighting to the finish line what let me made huge steps in my form and condition. I found my climbing legs again and it was good preparation for the Giro”. 

The mentioned Giro d’Italia will be one of the main goals of the Dutchman for this season, and after Paris Roubaix Arensman will find the team to fly to Loutraki in order to put the finishing touch for the big Italian race. “After racing in the cobbles I’ll fly to Greece that together with Vasi (Anastopoulos), we will work on finding my climbing legs after Roubaix”.