A total of 12 laps with start and finish in Koolskamp will feature the 196 km of the parcour of Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. The fast pace that this race always has, together with the strong start list previews an exciting day of racing for our talents. The good shape that we have been showing in our last outings with wins in Flanders Tomorrow, Omloop van Valkenswaard and Ronde van Hank is a positive note ahead of the race. With the morale through the roof and the team chemistry also sky-rocketing, we will have a very strong lineup ready to score a solid result. Corbin Strong and Maikel Zijlaard are capable of jumping onto the right move at the right time. Wessel Krul and Jesper Rasch have been proving their top speed by winning bunch sprints in the recent weeks while Milan Paulus and Sean Flynn have shown strong legs to fight for their own result or to give it all for the team.
Lineup Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen: Corbin Strong, Maikel Zijlaard, Milan Paulus, Wessel Krul, Jesper Rasch and Sean Flynn.
Pim Ligthart, Academy DS for the race:
“We believe that we are more than capable of carrying the strong form that we currently have to 1.1 level. The chemistry in the team is great and the lineup is very balanced so we can hope to see our jerseys somewhere in the front. We will hope to make the race happen, but we won’t go down without a fight”.