cycling news / Will history repeat itself at Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux?
The next three days, Leopard Pro Cycling is active at Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux in Belgium. In previous years, the team was really succesful with the overall wins of Bob Jungels (2012) and Fábio Silvestre (2013) and the third place of Alex Kirsch (2014).
If the team wants to continue these great results, they have to be very attentive in the four stages that are on the menu. Tomorrow the races starts with a 165 kilometer long stage from Château d’Antoing to Hérinnes. This difficult stage is followed by the next difficult one on Saturday with a finish on the Mont-de-l’Enclus. After these two stages, the general classification will have a provisional form. On Sunday morning, this can all change as the riders have to ride an individual time trial over a distance of 10,3 kilometers. In the late afternoon, the race ends with a stage between Tournai and Chièvres.
“At Tour de Normandie we had a great start with Jan’s third place in the prologue. Everything went perfect until the crash of Alexander. From that point on, we had to focus on maintaining or even improving Jan’s position in the general classification. With a bit of luck, we could have ended a bit higher than ninth overall. But we are still happy with this result. Therefore, I hope that the team will react good to this result. We are convinced that we can go for a good result again, our guys are in good shape and this race suits us well,” says Team Manager Markus Zingen. Also Fábio Silvestre is looking forward to the race: “Three years ago, I was happy to bring back the yellow jersey to Portugal. Let’s see what happens this year!”