Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be taking on Gent-Wevelgem, the Belgian UCI World Tour classic, this Sunday. It will be the 83rd edition of the event, covering 254km across the famous fields in West Flanders.
Gent-Wevelgem, traditionally seen as a classic for the sprinters despite a tougher parcour in recent editions, will see the European and Italian champion, Giacomo Nizzolo return to action for Team Qhubeka ASSOS.
After placing 4th at Wednesday’s Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne, Nizzolo sat out the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, readying himself for Sunday’s challenge. Max Walscheid & Lukas Wisniowski, who also featured prominently on Wednesday, also return into the fold for Sunday’s race.
Dimitri Claeys, Michael Gogl, Emil Vinjebo and Andreas Stokbro will complete our lineup for Gent-Wevelgem.
Thank you to JB Lagnie for providing a unique video announcement of our Gent-Wevelgem team.
The team and I are really looking forward to Gent-Wevelgem, which will basically start from kilometer zero with crosswinds expected from even before the Kemmelberg. We then have some very hard loops through the hills before we go again on the flat, where it’ll probably be windy, to Gent. We have the European champion, Giacomo Nizzolo, as our leader for the race and we will look to support him as best as possible.Max Walscheid