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

“Just get as many riders as possible in the final,” sports director Peeters says, outlining Quick Step strategy.

Photo: OPQS / Tim de Waele

NIKI TERPSTRA

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

QUICK-STEP - ALPHA VINYL

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS
19.02.2013 @ 11:38 Posted by Jesper Ralbjerg

Dutch champion assumes leading role while Boonen prepares for April classics.

 

Earlier this season Dutch champion Niki Terpstra displayed his fine form with some impressive shifts in the service of Mark Cavendish at the Tour of Qatar. As a result, Terpstra will be granted the opportunity to seek his own fortunes as captain of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday.

 

Even though Tom Boonen is included in the Omega Pharma-Quick Step line-up, the Belgian ace is very short of racing miles after an elbow contagion saw him make a delayed beginning to the season, and sports director Wilfried Peeters made it clear that Terpstra and Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel would head the Omega Pharma-Quick Step campaign.

 

“It’s giving other riders a chance to show what they can do,” Peeters said in an interview with Belgian newspaper and race organizer Het Nieuwsblad. “Niki Terpstra will have a free role, and with Sylvain Chavanel there too, we will certainly have a team that should be able to get a result at Omloop.”

 

Peeters went on to identify Lars Boom (Blanco), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Jürgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) as the most dangerous rivals for Saturday’s event, and outlined a straightforward Omega Pharma-Quick Step approach – “Just get as many riders as possible in the final.”

 

As for Boonen’s chances, Peeters repeated what the rider himself told reporters on his return from Oman at the weekend, asserting that “riding is a victory in itself, but he may be able to help his teammates.”

 

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best 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 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Laura BOZZOLO
37 years | today
David LUKOVIC
20 years | today
Emelito ATILANO
43 years | today
Renaud PIOLINE
38 years | today
Erdenebat ALTAN-OCHIR
27 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com