Cromwell, Ryan head Canyon-Sram for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Tiffany Cromwell celebrates teammate Alexis Ryan's podium finish at Ronde van Drenthe

Canyon-Sram Racing are taking aim at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad with former winner Tiffany Cromwell and last year's runner-up Alexis Ryan. The first of the Belgian cobbled classics will run on Saturday, the first race of the Opening Weekend. This year's edition of the race features 10 climbs, three more than last year, and five cobblestone sections, also more than last year. In 2018, a large group went for the sprint victory on a windy day. A different ending is expected this year. "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is an exciting race," Cromwell said. "For me this race holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first big victories that I had in my career and I’ve had a number of good results over the years here. "It can be a race with many different outcomes, from opportunistic breakaways to reduced bunch sprints. We can be battling ...

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