Corendon-Circus and Direct Energie among Omloop Het Nieuwsblad wildcards

Corendon-Circus and Direct Energie among Omloop Het Nieuwsblad wildcards

Joe Robinson 31 Jan 2019 Season draws closer to Spring Classics opener as seven wildcard teams announced Mathieu van der Poel's Corendon-Circus team will get their first chance to test themselves in the Spring Classics at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad as the Belgian team take one of the seven wildcard invites to the traditional 'season opener'. The 24-year-old cyclocross star will not be among the team taking to the start line but many of his Classics domestiques will, giving them an opportunity to test their legs before racing Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders later in the season. Three further Belgian teams have been invited: Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Wanty-Gobert and Wallonie Bruxelles. Niki Terpstra will also be afforded the chance to test his legs at the season opener as his Direct Energie team also receive an invite alongside fellow French ProContinental team Cofidis. Completing the list with be Dutch team Roompot-Charles, the ...

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