Tom Boonen will lead Quick Step at Wednesday’s 203km semi-classic Dwars door Vlaanderen, the first Belgian cobblestoned race of the season.
“We’re coming to the start with a proven, competitive squad,” sports director Wilfried Peeters said. “Dwars door Vlaanderen is the first in a number of important races in which we want to stand out. Boonen is showing good signs of growth, as is Steegmans, who won at Nokere. We’re also expecting high-level performaces from the rest of the team; this is a race for major players.”
Quick Step for Dwars door Vlaanderen (BEL) 1.1: Tom Boonen (BEL), Sylvain Chavanel (FRA), Gerald Ciolek (GER), Dries Devenyns (BEL), Andreas Stauff (GER), Gert Steegmans (BEL), Niki Terpstra (NED), Kevin Van Impe (BEL)
Sports Director: Wilfried Peeters (BEL)