Preview Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
After the strong performance that the team put together in Tour de Normandie last week, we are ready to hit the road again with one of the most prestigious races of the U23 calendar, Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux. The Belgian races offers a total of four stages compressed in three days of races through the eastern part of the country as well as our first time trial of the season. 

Short and sharp climbs will be on the menu for the first two stages, but the overall classification is expected to be shaken up after the 10 km long time trial that the peloton will tackle on Monday. Riders of the likes of Edoardo Affini, fourth in the U23 European TT Championships and eighth in the U23 Worlds TT Championships last season, will have a great chance to move up in the overall standings. 

The current U23 Dutch TT National Champion and stage winner in Tour de Normandie last week, Julius van den Berg, was expected to be part of the six-man lineup, but sickness will make him sit this one out and be replaced by Jan Maas. 

Lineup Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux: Daan Hoole, Edoardo Affini, Marten Kooistra, Jan Maas, Minne Verboom and George Stavrakakis. 

Dries Hollanders, DS for the races, shares the goals and ambitions of the team for the coming three days. 
“I feel like the team is more than race for a race like this. We are coming into it with a young lineup, but these youngsters have already showed us that they can compete on a higher level. This race will be a great one for the to step up. Regarding the team’s ambitions we will fight for everything, and I believe that we should aim for a high placement on GC. Monday’s TT will have a great impact on the final outcome of the race, and it is important the we tackle that in the best condition possible, also the afternoon sector that very same day will be dangerous as it will be a short but very fast day”.