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

"We have 2 important weeks now that are certainly a highlight of our season. Gerald knows about his leadership role in our team and we will look to him in the next races as he is ready," Zemke says

Photo: Sirotti

ANDREAS STAUFF

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

E3 HARELBEKE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

GERALD CIOLEK

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

IGNATAS KONOVALOVAS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

JACOBUS JOHANNES VENTER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

JAY ROBERT THOMSON

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

NTT PRO CYCLING TEAM

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS
28.03.2014 @ 12:54 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

After putting in a solid performance in defence of his Milan-Sanremo title, Gerald Ciolek is now ready for his cobbled classics campaign which culminates when his MTN-Qhubeka team make their Tour of Flanders debut. Today he lines up as an outsider for the E3 Harelbeke.

 

Today will mark another important day in the Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung race calendar as they take on yet another world tour race, the E3 Harelbeke. The Belgian classic is certainly one of the toughest classics as it contains 17 Hellingen climbs that will certainly test the resilience of the riders.

 

Many of the same roads and climbs that will be used in Ronde van Vlaanderen, also form part of today’s E3 Harelbeke. This makes the E3 Harelbeke the ideal test for the World Tour teams hoping to claim victory in next week’s monument and ensures a very high level of racing will be on display today.

 

It will be the first participation of Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung at the E3 Harelbeke and confidence is high among the squad after a good showing at the Milano-Sanremo. There is no doubt the team be up for the challenge against the big World Tour teams and the 4 South African riders starting will relidh the opportunity.

 

"At Dwars Door Vlaanderen things weren’t looking too good for us with very few riders able to start, yet we performed okay with Songezo [Jim] in the break," sports director Jens Zemke said. "Things are looking much better for us this weekend though with a full squad of riders.

 

"We have 2 important weeks now that are certainly a highlight of our season. Gerald knows about his leadership role in our team and we will look to him in the next races as he is ready."

 

Line-up:

Gerald Ciolek, Kristian Sbaragli, Jay Robert Thomson, Jaco Venter, Johann Van Zyl, Ignatas Konovalovas, Andreas Stauff, Songezo Jim

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The 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 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Even REGE
30 years | today
Timothy SELLAR
28 years | today
Gregory SWINAND
57 years | today
Sergiy LAGKUTI
39 years | today
Erik DIERTENS
25 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com