Simon Clarke set to be Qhubeka Assos' road captain at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
Feb 19 2021 12:49 am CET

Simon Clarke set to be Qhubeka Assos' road captain at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
Simon Clarke set to be Qhubeka Assos' road captain at Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
Team Qhubeka Assos

Simon Clarke is set to captain Qhubeka Assos at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var.

The Australian will ride his second race with his new team after the Etoile de Besseges, where Michael Gogl finished in the sixth overall position and Giacomo Nizzolo showed a good performance on the sprints. Clarke will be joined by a strong formation that includes men for the classics season -who will be preparing for the Opening Weekend- and general classification contenders in stage races.

"Weather-wise it’s looking pretty good for the race which will be great news!" said the Australian. "It’s race number two for me for Team Qhubeka Assos and so I’m looking forward to getting in amongst it again with a new group of guys. Obviously I’m still getting to know all of the team (from a racing perspective) and it’s a completely different group here compared to Besseges, so I’m looking forward to racing with some new guys.

"It’s a tough little race this so it’s a good chance to check your condition and to see how things are going for the spring season. There will be no hiding at Haute Var, you can’t come there if you haven’t put in the hard work so it will be good to see how it’s all going. The race is three tough stages, all uphill finishes and all over 3000m of climbing, everyday. It’s going to be a tough challenge but a good block of racing, that’s for sure."

Qhubeka Assos' roster for the Tour del Alpes Maritimes et du Var (Febrero 19-21):

Simon Clarke
Robert Power
Fabio Aru
Sander Armée
Dimitri Claeys
Lukasz Wisniowski
Emil Vinjebo
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