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Tour of Flanders names four wildcard teams for men

Tour of Flanders names four wildcard teams for men

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…

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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 […]

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