Andre Greipel and Tim Wellens lead Lotto Soudal at Tour de Suisse
Jun 08 2018 05:28 pm CET

Andre Greipel and Tim Wellens lead Lotto Soudal at Tour de Suisse
Andre Greipel and Tim Wellens lead Lotto Soudal at Tour de Suisse
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Lotto Soudal is set to look at different opportunities for success at the upcoming Tour de Suisse.

The Belgian formation aims to compete for wins on different kinds of terrain, with riders like André Greipel and Tim Wellens the likely candidates to get in the mix for stage victories.

"This year, the Tour de Suisse starts with a team time trial and ends with an individual time trial. These two days will be very important for the general classification," said sports director Mario Aerts.

"In my opinion, the rest of the stages are rather feasible. Of course, it is still a stage race in Switzerland but some of the previous editions have been harder. This year, there are no summit finishes on a long and tough climb like in Sölden."

Aerts expects limited opportunities for Greipel in this race. "André Greipel will do the sprint, but I think there will be at most two chances to do so. The second stage in and around Frauenfeld includes some climbing but will possibly end in a sprint. Stage eight in Bellinzona is relatively flat and should also offer a chance to the sprinters.

"Tim Wellens will definitely try to win a stage in the Tour de Suisse. Maybe a good result in the general classification is also possible."

The complete Lotto Soudal line-up for the Tour de Suisse (Jun 9-17):

Jasper De Buyst
André Greipel
Adam Hansen
Bjorg Lambrecht
Maxime Monfort
Marcel Sieberg
Tim Wellens




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