The start up listing for the 2020 version of the Tour of Flanders has now been confirmed.
Belgium’s cobbled Monument takes carry on Sunday, October 18 this season, on account of rejigged calendar, and we’ll be handled to a stellar line-up of expertise.
Defending champion Alberto Bettiol (EF Professional Biking) is all of the vogue all the way down to start up with a strong crew round him as they arrive up in opposition to the likes of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and frail World Champion, Mads Pedersen (Certain-Segafredo) who’s coming in off assistance from his Gent-Wevelgem favor.
On-make Deceuninck-Snappily-Step convey with them a strong crew, alongside with World Champion, Julian Alaphilippe, who makes his debut on the flee, Yves Lampaert, Kasper Asgreen and Zdeněk Stybar.
Presumably the out and out licensed is the broad title of the yr, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), as he seems to proceed his unbelievable make going into the cobbled monuments.
Mark Cavendish (Bahrain-McLaren) continues racing regardless of the rumours he is retiring after his tearful interview after Gent-Wevelgem. Proper this is his first time using the Ronde since help in 2011.
Within the females’s flee, defending champion Marta Bastianelli is now now not all of the vogue all the way down to defend her title as her crew Alé-BTC-Ljubljana pull out because of Covid-19.
So the flee is generally between the likes off World Champion, Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans), European Champion, Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) because the predominant favourites.
Different on-make riders and precise dangers for the flee favor are Jolien d’Hoore (Boels-Dolmans), who’s coming in to the flee after a hit Gent-Wevelgem sooner than two of favourites, Lotte Kopecky (Lotto-Soudal) and Lisa Brennauer (Ceretizit-WNT).
Elisa Longo-Borghini (Certain-Segafredo), Lizzie Deignan (Certain-Segafredo), Coryn Rivera (Crew Sunweb) and Lauren Stephens (Tibco-Silicon Valley Financial establishment) are upright a pair of various names worth noting within the listing of seemingly winners.
Équipe Paule Ka will now not be using because the crew folded a pair of days sooner than the flee after their sponsors had now not payed the crew for 3 months.
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