STIJN VANDENBERGH : “THE MOST IMPORTANT THREE WEEKS OF THE SEASON”
“After racing Milan San-Remo, I feel ready to begin this new period of the Flandrian classics. For me, these are the three most important weeks of the season. The team is really motivated to get a great result after the way the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne played out last month. We have no complexes regarding other teams. In addition to Oliver (Naesen), we have seen that Julien (Duval) is riding well, as are “Bagdo” and Nico Denz. We can also rely on an experienced rider like Tony Gallopin. I hope to start off this first weekend well, coming the week before the Tour of Flanders. I lived in Oudenaarde, and for me that means a lot. One time I came to the finish fighting for the victory (4th in 2014). It is the race of my dreams.”Stijn Vandenbergh
Last year, Oliver Naesen was third at the Record Bank E3 Harelbeke. He contested the sprint for the victory against Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet.