Max Walscheid to captain Team Sunweb at Scheldeprijs
Apr 09 2019 05:42 am CET

Max Walscheid to captain Team Sunweb at Scheldeprijs
Max Walscheid to captain Team Sunweb at Scheldeprijs
(c)Team Sunweb

Max Walscheid is set to be Team Sunweb's leader at the Scheldeprijs. In normal conditions, the race would finish in a bunch sprint and the German is the man for the job.

The next one of the classics will be 202.3 kilometres long between Terneuzen in the Netherlands, and Schoten in Belgium. The last editions of the race have been dominated by the fast men, with riders like Mark Cavendish, Alexander Kristoff, Marcel Kittel and Fabio Jakobsen taking the victories.

Walscheid finished in the sixth position in the 2018 edition of the race, but the team is also ready for other scenarios that can be caused by the weather conditions. "Scheldeprijs is a race that normally ends as a bunch sprint and we have Max as our fast man for the day with a strong team here to support him and position him well for the sprint," explained Sunweb's coach Michiel Elijzen.

"However, we need to be wary of the weather conditions as crosswinds can affect the race. The team are suited to riding in those conditions but we need to be alert and prepared for that and in position at the important moments."

Team Sunweb's roster for the Scheldeprijs (10th of April):

Asbjørn Kragh Andersen
Nikias Arndt
Cees Bol
Roy Curvers
Lennard Kämna
Casper Pedersen
Max Walscheid




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