This Sunday we return to France for the 52nd edition of the Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France. The race this year is a lengthy 247kms, which includes a final 12,9km finishing lap.
If the race comes down to a bunch sprint, we have Giacomo Nizzolo and Ryan Gibbons as our sprint contenders. Nizzolo finished 3rd in EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg this past weekend. Gibbons competed in the All African Games in Morocco earlier this week, picking up a gold medal in the ITT and a silver in the elite road race. Both riders will be looking to carry their good form into the Bretagne Classic.
Michael Valgren and Roman Kreuziger will provide strong breakaway options for our team, with the former finishing second in last year’s race. This will be Kreuziger’s first race back since his Tour de France racing block which included Clasica San Sebastian.
Julien Vermote, Danilo Wyss and Jacques Janse van Rensburg will all take on a supporting role for Sunday’s race.
Quote- Michael Valgren
“I am looking forward to go to Plouay, in the last race I did well there. We are also sending a really strong team, that is in form, with Giacomo Nizzolo. Normally it could be a sprint finale, if the weather is good, and the weather predictions look good for tomorrow. If the weather is bad, it could be Roman or myself.