Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 10:32

Quick-Step Floors Team to the National Championships

Quick-Step Floors Team to the National Championships

At the end of this week, 18 of the team's 28 riders will be involved in races across six countries.

Since its inception back in 2003, Quick-Step Floors have been a force at the National Championships, scoring a total of 40 victories in both disciplines. Most recent of these came earlier this season, when Jack Bauer time trialed his way to a maiden New Zealand ITT title, delivering the team's first win of the year.

32-year-old Bauer is one of the two Quick-Step Floors riders to sport a national champion jersey at the moment, the other one being Bob Jungels, who in 2016 made the double at the Nationals, after stamping his authority on his home events.

The Luxembourger, winner in May of the Giro d'Italia coveted maglia bianca for the second consecutive year, will be one of the 18 Quick-Step Floors riders to take on the National Championships between Thursday and Sunday, which will see our guys battle for a good result from Chimay to Saint-Omer and from Chemnitz to Ivrea in what will be the final appointments before the start of the Tour de France, scheduled in ten days' time.

Belgium

ITT (22 June): Chimay – Chimay (39 km)

Riders: Laurens De Plus, Dries Devenyns, Yves Lampaert, Julien Vermote.

RR (25 June): Antwerp – Antwerp (238 km)

Riders: Laurens De Plus, Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Philippe Gilbert, Iljo Keisse, Yves Lampaert, Pieter Serry, Julien Vermote.

Czech Republic

ITT (23 June): Ziar Nad Hronom – Ziar Nad Hronom (41 km)

Riders: Petr Vakoč.

RR (25 June): Ziar Nad Hronom – Ziar Nad Hronom (193 km)

Riders: Zdenek Stybar, Petr Vakoč.

France

ITT (22 June): Saint Omer – Saint Omer (52 km)

Riders: Rémi Cavagna.

RR (25 June): Saint Omer – Saint Omer (240 km)

Riders: Rémi Cavagna.

Germany

ITT (23 June): Chemnitz – Chemnitz (47 km)

Riders: Maximilian Schachmann.

RR (25 June): Chemnitz – Chemnitz (213.4 km)

Riders: Marcel Kittel, Maximilian Schachman.

Italy

RR (25 June): Asti – Ivrea (236 km)

Riders: Gianluca Brambilla, Eros Capecchi, Fabio Sabatini, Matteo Trentin.

Luxembourg

ITT (21 June): Schengen – Schengen (19 km)

Riders: Bob Jungels.

RR (25 June): Schengen – Schengen (152 km)

Riders: Bob Jungels.

 

Photo credit: © Tim de Waele