BMC Racing Team Backs Teuns at La Flèche Wallonne16. April 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
After securing third place at La Flèche Wallonne in 2017, Dylan Teuns will return to the start line on Wednesday eyeing a second consecutive podium result.
Teuns is backed by a strong team including Damiano Caruso, Alessandro De Marchi and Simon Gerrans, Sports Director Jackson said.
“The course has changed for La Flèche Wallonne with two new climbs in the first 100km so maybe it is harder from an elevation standpoint but I think it is too early to affect the finale. The circuit is exactly the same so the race is likely to come down to the final ascent of the Mur de Huy as it normally does,” Stewart explained.
“Dylan Teuns is confident and is riding even better than this time last year and he has the experience to go back and do another good result. We have a good team there to support him until the finale.”
La Flèche Wallonne is one of the biggest goals for Teuns in the first part of the season.
“The classics are always special races. I’m really motivated, I feel that my condition is where it needs to be and I’m confident after some good results this year. La Flèche Wallonne is a race that really suits me, especially with the steep climbs. The final ascent of the Mur de Huy is the key point of the race so it’s important to be well positioned there. I’ll look to give it my maximum on Wednesday,” Teuns said.
Loïc Vliegen will return to racing at La Flèche Wallonne for the first time since sustaining a fractured scaphoid in March.
La Flèche Wallonne (18 April)
Rider roster: Alberto Bettiol (ITA), Damiano Caruso (ITA), Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Simon Gerrans (AUS), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Directors: Jackson Stewart (USA), Valerio Piva (BEL)