men|Sep 25

Team DSM coach Marcel Sieberg: “The race starts in Compiègne, the area known from Paris-Roubaix, and the riders will face long and hilly parcours. Particularly in the first part of the race we take on some parts where the wind could force some stress in the bunch and hectic situations. With the two finish laps that feature three short climbs, we expect a very aggressive race where we will try to cover the dangerous moves. In case of a sprint in the end, we have some fast guys who can fight for a result for us. It will be a strong starting field, but with the end of the season being close, races can be more unpredictable so we need to be switched on and play our cards well.”