On Saturday the UCI World Tour continues with the Clasica San Sebastian taking place in San Sebastian. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be at the start of the 226km hilly classic.
The traditional Clasica San Sebastian once again takes place as the first World Tour race post the Tour de France. Several Tour de France top contenders are expected to try and squeeze out the last bit of their July form at the Basque Country one-day classic.
Roman Kreuziger, who was our best placed rider at the Tour in 16th, will lead our team at Clasica San Sebastian. There are 7 key climbs along the 226km route, the final climb being 2km in length with an average gradient of 11% and peaking just 9km from the line in San Sebastian.
Danilo Wyss, who was climbing strongly at last week’s Adriatica Ionica Race, will also lineup in San Sebastian together with Louis Meintjes, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Nic Dlamini and Scott Davies.
“San Sebastian is a really nice race. This year the parcour looks quite a bit harder than previous years because we will do the steep climb in the final twice now. I feel my condition is good after Adriatica Ionica Race, so I am looking forward to this tough challenge on Saturday.” – Danilo Wyss