Brent Van Moer steps up to WorldTour with Lotto Soudal in Hammer Series Limburg
Jun 05 2019 04:28 am CET

Brent Van Moer steps up to WorldTour with Lotto Soudal in Hammer Series Limburg
Brent Van Moer steps up to WorldTour with Lotto Soudal in Hammer Series Limburg
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Brent Van Moer will step up to Lotto Soudal's WorldTour team from the U23 division. The rider is set to make his debut with the team in the Hammer Series Limburg.

Van Moer is the current under-23 time trial champion of Belgium and last year took the silver medal at the time trial World Championships in Innsbruck. The Belgian has already taken some good results in the Classics, finishing second in the U23 edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and sixth in Paris-Roubaix U23 this year.

"Of course, it is an exciting feeling to turn pro," the rider commented. "But Lotto Soudal is already a familiar environment and I will encounter a lot of Belgian riders. Also, I already know some guys with whom I worked within the U23 team. My strengths are in the time trials and the Classics. Therefore, Lotto Soudal is the perfect environment to further develop myself in those areas. Especially what concerns time trialling, I already worked with Kevin De Weert at the national team.

"So it is nice that he is now part of Lotto Soudal as the performance manager. Of course, I hope to learn a lot from Victor Campenaerts, one of the world’s best time trialists. Strong and experienced riders like Tiesj Benoot and Tim Wellens can teach me a lot about the Classics. In the future, races like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders should really suit me thanks to the level of difficulty and my big engine."

Van Moer is prepared to tackle his first appointments at the WorldTour level. "My first race for Lotto Soudal will be the Hammer Series Limburg," he explained. "I don’t really know what to expect but it will mainly be about learning from the big guys.

"During the Baloise Belgium Tour, especially in the time trial, it will be interesting to compete against some of the best like Victor Campenaerts. Then I will soon know how much work I have ahead of me."
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