Nikias Arndt to defend Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race title
Jan 22 2018 12:51 pm CET

Nikias Arndt to defend Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race title
Nikias Arndt to defend Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race title
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Team Sunweb goes to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race under the leadership of Nikias Arndt, who will be back to defend his title.

Arndt got the victory at the 2017 edition of the Australian race and will be back to try to get the win for the second year in a row. "We go to Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race as defending title holders with Nikias Arndt, who will be back again and have the opportunity to go for a result," said team's coach Luke Roberts.

"Once again we can expect a decimated bunch sprint, despite some changes to the parcours. This year there will be one less climb on the lap, but an additional longer climb to contend with over the race's 164 kilometres. Our expectations remain that things will come down to a small bunch sprint where we will aim for a result with Nikias."

Two days earlier, the team will take part in the Race Melbourne criterium, with Phil Bauhaus as the main man to fight for the final sprint. "On Thursday we have Race Melbourne, a criterium race around Melbourne's Formula 1 circuit," Roberts added.

"With 22 laps around a 5.3km circuit, the race totals 116.6 kilometres and we can expect a really fast and furious show. We have our German sprinter Phil Bauhaus whom we'll aim for a result with, and a strong team to support our goal."

Team Sunweb's roster for the Race Melbourne and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race:

- Nikias Arndt
- Phil Bauhaus
- Chad Haga
- Chris Hamilton
- Sam Oomen
- Michael Storer
- Mike Teunissen




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