Deceuninck – Quick-Step will return to action this Sunday at the GP Vermarc Sport in Rotselaar, Belgium
A strong eight-man team will be on the start line in Rotselaar, this Sunday
The Grote Prijs Vermarc Sport will be the squad’s first race in almost four months, and they have named a strong eight-man team for the race which takes place on a 15.4km course in the municipality of Rotselaar, totalling 164 kilometres.
Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Dutch Champion Fabio Jakobsen, Iljo Keisse, Florian Sénéchal, Pieter Serry, Stijn Steels and Bert Van Lerberghe are the riders selected for the inaugural edition of the race.
“It’s our first race after the lockdown. Our guys have been looking forward to racing again and it will be nice to do so in the back garden of our sponsor Vermarc. It’s a good occasion for them to get the race rhythm and then travel to Val di Fassa with a good feeling. For us it will be important to get everyone safe and sound to the finish line”, explained sports director Wilfried Peeters.
“There are a lot of amateur teams on the start list and this will surely affect the race. Belgian riders are well prepared, both the pros and the amateurs, but it’s hard to tell for anyone now how good they are compared to each other.”