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"I come here after a good Flèche Wallonne, where I felt strong, and this gives me a lot of confidence. It's great to be part of such a team, me and Julian are getting along very well and I'll be happy if one of us ends u...

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DANIEL MARTIN

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DAVID DE LA CRUZ

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JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE

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JULIEN VERMOTE

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LAURENS DE PLUS

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MAXIME BOUET

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23.04.2016 @ 00:28 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Etixx – Quick-Step will line up a strong and motivated team for the Spring's final Monument Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the outfit being spearheaded by 2013 winner Daniel Martin and 2015 runner-up Julian Alaphilippe.

 

Joining them will be Maxime Bouet, David De La Cruz, neo-pro Laurens De Plus, Pieter Serry, Brabantse Pijl champion Petr Vakoč and Julien Vermote.

 

On Friday, the riders attended the traditional pre-race press conference, where Dan Martin shared his thoughts on Liège–Bastogne–Liège, which he'll ride for the ninth time in his career:

 

"The climbs are long and straight, and that will make up for a tough race. Usually, it's a long game of poker, and this year the wind could play a very important role. Things can explode on that new climb, but having it on the menu can also mean that the race could be much calmer before that point, because people will be scared of it. Liège–Bastogne–Liège is less predictable than Flèche Wallonne and it's very important to be flexible, because many things are happening during the race. I come here after a good Flèche Wallonne, where I felt strong, and this gives me a lot of confidence. It's great to be part of such a team, me and Julian are getting along very well and I'll be happy if one of us ends up winning the race."

 

Last season, Julian Alaphilippe turned heads during the Ardennes, with his strong performances and results. This year, the young Frenchman put on two other solid displays in the events he rode in the past two weeks and is now ready to bring down the curtain on his Spring Campaign with another significant result:

 

"It was nice to go on the course on Friday and check it out. The new climb, Côte de la Rue Naniot, is difficult, with steep gradients and cobbles, and it will make things hard. Being so tough, it could lead to fewer attacks during the race, as some will try to conserve their energy. It won't be easy with this new ascent and that's why I don't think we will have a sprint at the end. We go into the event with a solid team and we will try to do everything we can. Liège–Bastogne–Liège is a race I love, I love the adrenaline it gives me and I have nice memories from last year. The forecast says bad weather, with strong winds and low temperatures, but I don't think about it, because everybody will have bad weather. I will just stay focused on the race and be ready for anything."

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