Organisers of the Tour of Flanders announced today the final lineups for teams in both the men’s and women’s races on April 4, returning to a traditional Spring Classic calendar slot.
Four UCI ProTeams received wildcard invitations to participate in the 105th edition of the second Monument of the season, including two Belgian teams, Bingoal Casino-Wallonie Bruxelles and Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, and two French squads, B&B Hotels p/b KTM and Total Direct Energie.
Joining the 19 UCI WorldTeams are the top two ProTeams that secured invitations to race: Alpecin-Fenix , featuring defending champion Mathieu van der Poel , and Team Arkea-Samsic.
Coming to the start line in Oudenaarde for the 18th edition of the Women’s Tour of Flanders will be nine WorldTeams and 15 Continental teams, led by Team SD Worx , which should field defending champion Chantal van den Broek-Blaak and 2018 winner and world champion Anna van der Breggen .
Joining the other eight WorldTeams are five Belgian teams: Lotto Soudal Ladies, Ciclismo Mundial, Multum Accountants Ladies Cycling Team, Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team and Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire Cycling Team. On the Jumbo-Visma Women’s team will be 2013 Flanders champion Marianne Vos.
The field will be rounded out by Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team, Valcar-Travel & Service, Parkhotel Valkenburg, A.R. Monex Women’s Pro Cycling Team, Drops-Le Col supported by TEMPUR, Massi-Tactic Women Team, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank, Aromitalia-Basso Bikes-Vaiano and Hitec Products.
In the last year’s 135km edition, Boels Dolmans went 1-2 on the podium, as Van den Broek-Blaak went solo for the title on the […]