CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

Frenchman looking for revenge after bad luck ruined his Paris-Roubaix

Photo: Sirotti

BRABANTSE PIJL

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

DECEUNINCK - QUICK-STEP

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

JEROME PINEAU

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

KEVIN DE WEERT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

PIETER SERRY

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

SYLVAIN CHAVANEL

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
09.04.2013 @ 15:39 Posted by Jesper Johannesen

Sylvain Chavanel is out for revenge after a disappointing Paris-Roubaix in tomorrow's Brabantse Pijl. He spearheads a strong Omega Pharma-Quick Step with multiple options in the traditional warm-up race for the Ardennes classics.

 

Sylvain Chavanel's chances in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix were destroyed by bad luck as gear problems made it impossible to join the crucial 13-man move which went clear on the Mons-en-Pevele sector. Instead of being a key protagonist, he cruised along in a chasing group behind the battle for the podium position.

 

However, Chavanel is one of the few cobbles contenders to expand his classics schedule beyond the Hell of the North. He puts down the curtain for the first part of his season in the Amstel Gold Race and this year will be no different.

 

To prepare for the Dutch race, he will line up in the warm-up race, tomorrow's Brabantse Pijl. With his bad luck in France, there is no doubt that the Frenchman will be eager to get his revenge, and he hopes to repeat his 2008 victory in the event.

 

"Chavanel, a former winner of the race, will ride after the unlucky Roubaix," sports director Rik Van Slycke said. "If there will be a chance, he will try. The presence of Chavanel will be important for the team morale. We have a solid team here."

 

Chavanel will be joined by a number of possible options in the race. Dries Devenyns hoped to be one of the team's captains in the Ardennes classics but he was unlucky to break his left radial bone in a crash in the first stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco.

 

Instead, Chavanel will hope to get key assistance from the trio of Jerome Pineau, Kevin De Weert and Pieter Serry. Pineau usually targets the Ardennes classics in the spring, and his condition was promising in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco before he had to abandon due to illness. Kevin De Weert is a strong climber who lacks the explosiveness to be competitive among the best in the hilly classics. And Pieter Serry is a talented rider whose 3rd place in last year's race earned him a contract with the Belgian super team.

 

"We have a solid team here," Van Slycke says. "Unfortunately, we will miss Dries Devenyns, but the team is ready to do a great performance with riders coming from Pais Vasco, who are really motivated. Riders such as Jerome Pineau, Kevin De Weert, and Pieter Serry will be there, which gives us a solid unit. Our goal will be to be present in the final and try to play the cards we have. I am confident in our guys."

 

The line-up is completed by Nikolas Maes, Kristof Vandewalle, Martins Velits and Julien Vermote.

 

Starting tomorrow at 15.00, you can follow the race on CyclingQuotes.com/live. Until then, you can prepare by reading our preview here.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58

Currently no news in this list

Francis MOUREY
41 years | today
Robin SHARMEN
42 years | today
Alice DONADONI
33 years | today
Daniele De PAOLI
48 years | today
Chung Yin CHENG
36 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com