Tim Wellens to captain Lotto Soudal at Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et de Montreal
Sep 05 2018 12:06 am CET

Tim Wellens to captain Lotto Soudal at Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et de Montreal
Tim Wellens to captain Lotto Soudal at Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et de Montreal
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Tim Wellens will be the leader of Lotto Soudal at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.

Wellens already knows what is like to take the victory at Montreal, when he won the 2015 edition of the race ahead of Adam Yates. This kind of profile of the two Canadian races include some challenging hills that suit the Belgian rider.

"We are heading for Canada with one outspoken leader: Tim Wellens," said the team's sports director Herman Frison. "Both races are difficult, and he has already proven in the past that he can perform well on those courses. Wellens is our absolute leader, for the GP de Québec as well as for the GP de Montréal.

"The difference between the two races is that the GP de Québec is always more closed: often a big group escapes early in the race and certain teams take over the race after a while. The winner is always someone with a lot of power: either a strong sprinter or a better climber who can just stay ahead of the peloton. That’s how a rider such as Michael Matthews was able to win the race but also types such as Robert Gesink or Rigoberto Urán."

Lotto Soudal's complete line-up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal (7th and 9th of September):

Lars Bak
Jens Debusschere
Adam Hansen
Nikolas Maes
Rémy Mertz
Harm Vanhoucke
Tim Wellens




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