Remco Evenepoel experience Flemish baptism of fire in Nokere Curonian: “It’s a madhouse, other than Tom Boonen”


Remco Evenepoel beleeft Vlaamse vuurdoop in Nokere Koerse: “Het is een gekkenhuis, anders dan bij Tom Boonen”

The phenomenon Remco Evenepoel works Wednesday in Nokere Curonian his first profwedstrijd in Flanders. He does that with his teammates at Deceuninck-Quick Step, Alvaro Hodeg, Rémi Cavagna, Iljo Keisse, Davide Martinelli, Florian Sénéchal and Pieter Serry.

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“It’s a real madhouse, yet what concerns to the attention of the media,” said directeur sportif Rik Van Slycke a day for Nokere Curonian. “The demand for interviews is particularly large. It is exactly or there tomorrow/Wednesday but one rider at the start and that is Remco Evenepoel. We have the period with Tom Boonen experienced, but this is still something else. Sometimes even worse. Boonen was only at a later age really that interest of the media. At Remco Evenepoel is different. He is far younger than Boonen. Are all part of and it makes it part of his development into a rider. This is the circus in which we live.”

“For the role of Remco Wednesday is to wait and see how the price will look like. We have some team leaders. Guys who can finish. Please note, no favourites. That is Mathieu van der Poel. And there are still a few toppers. View the list of participants. That has in Nokere Curonian never so impressive looked. And the more riders, the better the match. To see how Remco Evenepoel it will be after the finish line.”

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Organization honors Stef Loos for start

The 74th edition of Danilith-Nokere Curonian (1.BC), Wednesday will be preceded by one minute’s silence, following the death of rider Stef Loos. That decision is of Belgian Cycling, and is by all organistoren followed. The tribute will also include the upcoming cycling events still take place in Belgium.

Stef Loos, died Sunday after a collision in the surroundings of Tournai during the Grand prix Alfred Gadenne.

Remco Evenepoel beleeft Vlaamse vuurdoop in Nokere Koerse: “Het is een gekkenhuis, anders dan bij Tom Boonen”

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Bouhanni takes over the competition after illness

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) resumes Wednesday, after his task in Tirreno-Adriatico, the competition in Nokere Curonian. The 28-year-old Frenchman disappeared from the Italian stage race after the first stage, the team time trial. His team, Cofidis hopes that the sprinter through Nokere Curonian still ready hit for Milan-Sanremo.

“Nacer Bouhanni was not provided to Nokere Curonian drive, but he wants one last time to test before heading into Milan-san remo”, said sports director Thierry Marichal.

“Nacer was sick at the start of the introductory team time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico come. The song didn’t take long for him. We have him a little bit to the side, left Wednesday to resume he the league in Deinze. He has already won once Nokere Curonian. In 2017. The same year he was eighth in Milan-Sanremo. Maybe play the psychological aspect a bit.”

New father Adam Blythe resumed league

Sprinter Adam Blythe, there has become father of twins and recently recovered from illness, resumed Wednesday the league in Nokere Curonian. So it is wait and see how it really fit with the Brit. At Lotto Soudal they are counting also on Enzo Wouters.

“The field in Nokere Curonian is likely to be stronger than other years. There are some serious crackers to the start”, said Kurt Van De Wouwer. “We leave with Lotto Soudal already not as a favorite. That honor is reserved for other teams.”

The course was this year considerably changed. The circulation is a pack of more selective. More kasseizones in full final must ensure that it is long since not a bunch sprint more going to be on the Nokereberg. “We have Stan Dewulf, Lawrence Naesen and Brian van Goethem boys in our ranks that may track with an early flight. Or a bunch sprint is going to be, that is difficult to predict. Tomorrow/Wednesday is expected less wind. The probability that it is in the final cracks in the impeller is a little smaller. I’m definitely not unhappy that the course slightly more difficult. This can be in our advantage to play out.”