Sir Bradley Wiggins is about to race the Belgian races this year. His participation at 3 Days of De Panne race has been confirmed by the race organizer recently.
Added De Pane race, the 2012 Tour France champion would be racing E3 Harelbeke, Flanders Tour & Paris Roubaix. The last one is his final race as a Sky member.
De Pane committee is really thrilled to have such a legendary figure as Wiggins in the race.
“We were thrilled to hear that Wiggo would be racing again”, stated Johan Hecke, the press chief of the race.
“He would undoubtedly love to flaunt the rainbow jersey during time trial at the race finale. We are hopeful that he would be coming up with a similar spectacular performance as he did in the year 2009.”
The last time Bradley raced at the Belgian race was in the year 2011. In the year 2009, he triumphed at the finale’s 15.3 km time-trial in Garmin’s colors, racing ahead of Westra (Lieuwe) & Devolder (Stijn).
Along with Wiggins, Mark Cavendish too has been confirmed for the Belgian races. He would be riding at DwarsVlaanderen before Ghent-Wevelgem which is scheduled for 29th March.
“I am really happy that I would be riding DwarsVlaanderen since it’s a great Belgian race”, remarked Cavendish.
“I am eager to start off with confidence after the depressing Milano-San Remo disaster. After working through the entire winter for the race, a mere mechanical failure prevented me from the victory sprint.”
The leading Etixx-QuickStep cyclist would be racing Ghent-Wevelgem with Niki Terpstra, the winner of 2014 Dwar Vlaanderen & World champ Michal Kwiatkowski. The other riders from Etixx include Yves Lampaert, Iljo Keisse, Guillaume Keirsbulck, Matteo Trentin & Nikolas Maes.
Last time Cavendish raced at Dwars Vlaanderen was in the year 2012.