Mark Cavendish down to make second appearance of 2021 at Le Samyn

Imprint Cavendish is down to execute his second look support at Deceuninck – Quick-Step with a trail around the anxious cobbled roads of Le Samyn, a trail he has not attended for 14 years.

Cavendish will most definitely be up against defending champion, Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Initiating-Up Nation) as well to other top sprinting ability comparable to John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal) and Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix).

The ‘Manx Missile’ isn’t at possibility of be the principle focal level for Deceuninck over the 205.4km route, because the cobbled roads are notoriously complex. The level of interest is at possibility of be on 2019 winner, Florian Sénéchal, who seemed in honest make after taking second situation behind Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) at the Clásica de Almería.

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Deceuninck sports director Rik van Slycke, said: “GP Samyn is a truly good trail in which the weather can play an fundamental role. It’s essential to understand the place aside the trail will most definitely be dropped at life and the place aside potentially the most unhealthy parts will most definitely be.

“We’ll originate up with a loop, then after 100 kilometers we can enter on the native parcours, the place aside the cobbled sections can execute a knowing different.

“This would possibly per chance well per chance per chance be very complex for the trail to advance support down to a bunch trail. We have a honest crew, with whom we can play an fundamental role.

“Florian [Sénéchal] indubitably has his eyes on this trail, which he obtained two years within the past, but we additionally produce other choices with Jannik [Steimle], Alvaro [Hodeg] and Imprint.

“Cav is terribly motivated and in actuality waiting for it. In the tip, we’ll rating for the length of the trail which card we’ll play”

Cavendish, who has obtained 30 Tour de France phases, seemed accurate on the bike at his first trail with Deceuninck in Almería, till he suffered a mechanical, rapidly after Hodeg had a foul break, leaving the sprinting to Sénéchal, who managed second situation.

It’s the disclose same crew that is down to originate up Le Samyn as crew’s watch to support roam and trail bubbles collectively in explain that Covid-19 spreads less without problems.

Other British ardour is with the Canyon-dHb-SunGod crew using alongside among the most biggest names in racing, as properly their extinct rider Harry Tanfield (Qhubeka-Assos), 2019 Tour de Yorkshire winner Chris Lawless (Total Yell Energie) and skilled rider Alex Richardson (Alpecin-Fenix).

Deceuninck – Quick-Step Le Samyn 2021 line-up

Imprint Cavendish (GBR)

Florian Sénéchal (FRA)

Alvaro Hodeg (COL)

Jannik Steimle (GER)

Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL)

Tim Declercq (BEL)

Stijn Steels (BEL)

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