Walscheid looks to strike at Danilith Nokere Koerse

Germany’s Max Walscheid will look to take advantage of his own opportunity to lead Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ challenge at the one-day Danilith Nokere Koerse (195km) in Belgium.

Walscheid (27) has been in strong form already this season as part of the team’s group of fast men, and will be licking his lips at getting the chance to fight for a result.

He will have plenty of horsepower in support too, through the likes of South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen and the piloting skills of Matteo Pelucchi.

Three of the team’s younger men will be tasked with assisting throughout in the positioning the team at crucial points. Australia’s Dylan Sunderland and Denmark’s Andreas Stokbro continue to grow in these roles while it will be an exciting day for our Team Qhubeka Continental rider Antonio Puppio.

The Italian from our development team gets his first stage of riding in our WorldTour outfit, slotting in for Harry Tanfield who recently took a knock to his ankle and continues to make a swift recovery from that.

A big thank you to fan of the team David Buchan for announcing our roster through a special video release.

Danilith Nokere Koerse line-up [squad numbers]:

Max Walscheid [13]

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg [77]

Lasse Norman Hansen [44]

Andreas Stokbro [08]

Dylan Sunderland [26]

Matteo Pelucchi [27]

Antonio Puppio

I’m really focused on this race as it will be the first race in the year that I get the support from the team in aiming to score a result.

I’m quite optimistic about my shape, I’ve prepared well in the races so far and I think that I’m coming with good legs to Belgium.

Max Walscheid