Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung head to the 3 Days of West Flanders this weekend with the 3 stage UCI 2.1 race kicking off with a 7km prologue on Friday. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are happy to be back at this traditional stage race for classics specialists for the 3rd year running.
After picking up a stage victory in 2013, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung took on the 3 Days of West Flanders last year with high hopes. Unfortunately some misfortune plagued the team and we weren’t able to achieve a notable result. This year MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will send a strong team to West Flanders, aiming to make up for last years mishap.
Tyler Farrar and Theo Bos will lead our African chargers over the 3 days. Tyler has put in some gutsy rides of late, including a strong showing at the GP Samyn on Wednesday. Theo has been recovering well after his crash in Qatar and is slowly coming back into some decent form.
The rest of the squad will be made up by Jay Thomson, Jaco Venter, Johann van Zyl, Adrien Niyonshuti, Matt Brammeier and Serge Pauwels. Jaco has always fared well in the opening prologue and will again give the opening 7km course a good crack.
J.P Heynderickx – Sport Director
We are coming to 3 Days of West Flanders with clear goals. We want to a win a stage. We have a strong team with riders capable of contesting for the victory on the 2 road stages. The racing will be tough as it always is in Belgium but our team is prepared for these circumstances.