CCC Sprandi Polkowice will wrap up the Belgian-Dutch campaign with De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabanconne (April 11th, 1.HC).
Belgian race, held in Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, features highly undulating terrain. 27 punchy climbs and an uphill finish will most likely break the field in pieces and the winner will come out of a small group. There is 201,9km on the menu, with the start in Leuven and the finish in Overijse.
The “orange squad” has named a similar line-up to the one which sealed the victory in Dutch Volta Limburg Classic few days ago. Thus, Jan Tratnik the winner of that 1.1 event, will lead the team. Other rider with a victory in the Netherlands notched this year, Frantisek Sisr who claimed a win in Ronde van Drenthe is also on the roster. Łukasz Owsian, who lately finished Le Tour de Langkawi in 2nd overall, will try to make his presence known in the finale as well.
Jonas Koch, Paweł Bernas, Michał Paluta and Kamil Gradek will play an important role in helping their leaders out, but if an opportunity occurs they are all capable of fighting for a top spot themselves.
The race will be covered by Eurosport 1 (from 15:30) and Eurosport Player (from 15:15).
Scheduled finish: ~ 17:35
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for De Brabantse Pijl – La Flèche Brabanconne: Jan Tratnik, Michał Paluta, Łukasz Owsian, Kamil Gradek, Paweł Bernas, Frantisek Sisr, Jonas Koch