Ambitious Quick-Step Floors unveils line-ups for E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem
Mar 22 2018 02:49 pm CET

Ambitious Quick-Step Floors unveils line-ups for E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem
Ambitious Quick-Step Floors unveils line-ups for E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem
Quick-Step Floors jersey ©Sigfrid Eggers

Quick-Step Floors has unveiled its line-ups for the upcoming editions of E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem.

The Belgian WorldTour formation is one of the most successful teams at E3, with no less than five wins and six more podium spots including the second place of Philippe Gilbert in 2017. Gilbert will once again form part of the team this time around, and will also feature in Gent-Wevelgem two days later.

The line-ups for the two races are largely the same, with the exception of Iljo Keisse who will race in Harelbeke but will be replaced with sprinter Elia Viviani for Gent-Wevelgem.

"E3 Harelbeke is one of the hardest races in the world, but one without secrets, in which the team tactics will play a major role," said sports director Tom Steels. "We worked hard in the past months to arrive in the best condition for this important time of the year and we want to be up there, not only because it will be a good repetition for Flanders, but also because it’s a very important and beautiful race.

"Concerning Gent-Wevelgem, everything should be decided on the Kemmelberg, but we could have echelons in the second part of the race, and even earlier, after just 50 kilometers. Everybody will look at us knowing we have options for every scenario and we are aiming for a good result, but we’ll keep our cards close to the chest."

The line-up for E3 Harelbeke (March 23):

Tim Declercq (BEL)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Iljo Keisse (BEL)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Florian Sénéchal (FRA)
Zdenek Stybar (CZE)
Niki Terpstra (NED)

The line-up for Gent-Wevelgem (March 25):

Tim Declercq (BEL)
Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
Yves Lampaert (BEL)
Florian Sénéchal (FRA)
Zdenek Stybar (CZE)
Niki Terpstra (NED)
Elia Viviani (ITA)




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