Rate Cavendish shall be riding on the identical group as Sam Bennett for the foremost time since rejoining Deceuninck – Immediate-Step in January this twelve months at the sprinters semi-Traditional Scheldeprijs.
Cavendish shall be riding alongside the ‘Wolfpack’s’ foremost men within the dash educate for Bennett with a group that can snatch the bustle with anyone of their riders, as the bustle gets underway on Wednesday (April 7).
Bennett has started the season with five wins as wisely as an edifying efficiency at Ghent-Wevelgem, sooner than he changed into dropped due after going deep on the cobbled climbs.
Cavendish has won Scheldeprijs thrice in his profession with the final being in 2011, but he’ll possible no longer win one closer to Marcel Kittel who won this bustle a file five times for the period of his time racing.
The ‘Manx Missile’ shall be hoping to guide Bennett to victory, however the very best result the ragged Irish champion has had at the bustle is fifth support in 2014, perfect managing eighth in final twelve months’s edition.
He might well presumably also soundless bear loads of self belief even supposing as he has taken his first one-day Traditional in Belgium this twelve months at the Oxyclean Brugge-De Panne Traditional earlier within the season.
The identical outdated suspects for Bennett’s lead-out are within the group alongside with his exact final man of Michael Mørkøv alongside side Shane Archbald, Iljo Keisse, Florian Sénéchal and Bert Van Lerberghe.
British rider Cavendish has no longer rather managed to win a snatch in his return season with the group taking a few second locations in sprints at smaller races.
Scheldeprijs is the final of the cobble-centered Classics with the bustle starting within town of Terneuzen sooner than taking up a nearly pan-flat route, finishing 194.2km later in Schoten on the banks of the river Scheldt.
Defending champion Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) is no longer going to be taking to the beginning as the group as a replacement specializes in German sprinter, John Degenkolb.
However whereas Bennett won’t be rising against his foremost rival Ewan, it doesn’t indicate he can bear it all his non-public formulation as one of the well-known arena’s quickest sprinters are all of the formulation down to shuffle.
Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), Cees Bol (DSM), Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and on-construct Belgian Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) are pleasing a few names which are inclined to be up there.
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Scheldeprijs might well presumably had been one amongst the final races of Cavendish’s profession in 2020, as his contract with Bahrain-McLaren got here to an cease without a signal of a unique contract in note, sooner than managed to win himself a unique handle Deceuninck – Immediate-Step for no lower than this twelve months.