Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen headline Dimension Data in E3 BinckBank Classic
Mar 28 2019 09:25 pm CET

Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen headline Dimension Data in E3 BinckBank Classic
Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen headline Dimension Data in E3 BinckBank Classic
Team Dimension Data

Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen will be Dimension Data's leaders in the E3 Binckbank Classic. Both riders have been racing in Italy and France and are ready to tackle the second race of the Spring Classics in Belgium.

Valgren just finished Tirreno-Adriatico and Boasson Hagen Paris-Nice. Both riders want to take over Niki Terpstra's title, which he got in 2018. The race will include the familiar climbs like the Taaienberg, which has been decisive in the final result in past editions of the competition.

"I’m really looking forward to getting back to racing after Tirreno," said Valgren. "I think that it was a good idea that I pulled out of Sanremo to get some good training done.

"I’ve been training well and feeling good so that’s nice for me. I’m really looking forward to returning to E3, it’s one of the first cobble races that I did 2 years ago and where I did well. So I have good memories from that and hopefully, I can keep having good memories of it, and see what we can do as a team on Friday. It’s a nice mini-Flanders and it’s always good preparation for the big one."

Boasson Hagen is also looking forward to racing in Belgium. "After some time off for I’ve been out training in Spain and had some good long rides as well as good interval sessions," he commented. "I’m feeling much better and really look forward to racing E3 and the rest of the Classics.

"I’m hoping for the best result (on Friday) but this will be part of building back into the rest of the Classics to come. I’m looking forward to getting to Belgium now to meet up with the rest of the guys and get back to racing."

Dimension Data's roster for the E3 BinckBank Classic (29th of March):

Michael Valgren
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Julien Vermote
Bernie Eisel
Jay Thomson
Jaco Venter
Rasmus Tiller




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