Michael Gogl and Simon Clarke lead Qhubeka Assos' aspirations in Strade Bianche
Mar 06 2021 12:46 am CET

Michael Gogl and Simon Clarke lead Qhubeka Assos' aspirations in Strade Bianche
Michael Gogl and Simon Clarke lead Qhubeka Assos' aspirations in Strade Bianche
Team Qhubeka Assos

Qhubeka Assos is set to be led in Strade Bianche by Michael Gogl and Simon Clarke, who have already finished in the top ten of the Italian race.

The "Sixth Monument" will be 184 kilometres long with a start and finish in Siena and will take the riders over a course that features 63 kilometres of gravel roads that are divided in eleven sectors. Gogl finished in the ninth place in 2020 and Clarke in the eighth in 2019, and they will both be in charge of the South African team.

"I think we have a really strong squad here for the race and as a team we have also shown some strong performances in the last races," said Gogl. "I am really looking forward to Saturday and am super motivated after a strong Strade Bianche last year. I have been preparing really hard and well for this race, so I definitely feel ready. Of course in a race like this you need to have some luck or at least no bad luck because that can influence the race a lot, punctures, mechanical's etc. so we hope for the best and look forward to Saturday."

"Strade Bianche is by far my favourite race of the whole year so I'm super excited for this weekend," added Clarke. "Doing it with a new team on new equipment and so far, so good. I am looking forward to attacking it on Saturday, we have a great team here with Michael Gogl also in great form so looking forward to working closely with him and trying to take home a good result for the team."

Qhubeka Assos' roster for Strade Bianche (March 6):

Michael Gogl
Simon Clarke
Robert Power
Bert-Jan Lindeman
Emil Vinjebo
Mauro Schmid
Karel Vacek
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