Lotto Soudal recon Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Lotto Soudal took some red away from their jerseys

Lotto Soudal aren't wasting any time getting ready for the upcoming 2019 Classics season, posting video on Twitter today of the team's recent reconnaissance ride for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad , the WorldTour Classics opener on March 2. Team director Frederick Willems said that although Omloop is a very important race in general, the Belgian race takes on special significance for the Belgian team and their sponsors. "It is mostly about the course recon today, but also about testing the equipment," Willems said. "Once the races start, it's hard to get the whole group together." The team took the race by the scruff of the neck in 2018 and went on the early offensive through Tim Wellens and Tiesj Benoot, only for the race to boil down to the Muur van Geraardsbergen and Bosberg in the final 17km, by which point they were nowhere to be seen. "We should have just ...

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