BMC Racing Team Targeting Third Volta Limburg Classic Win28. March 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Volta Limburg Classic defending champion Floris Gerts will return to the start line this Saturday, 2 April, with a team motivated for a third consecutive win following Gerts’ victory in 2016, and Stefan Küng’s in 2015.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said he expects an aggressive race from the eight riders lining up.
“In the past, we have always raced well at Volta Limburg Classic. It’s not the Tour of Flanders but it is still a hard race to win. Last year we had five riders in the top ten, including Floris Gerts who won, so I’m expecting the riders to work hard to achieve similar results. We are taking a relatively young team, as well as experienced riders like Ben Hermans and Joey Rosskopf, so I’m confident we can do a good race.”
Gerts is looking forward to wearing number one for the first time in his career.
“I have never had number one in a race before so it will be special because I have good memories of last year’s race. It won't put any more pressure on me than if I had any other number. I'm looking forward to racing with the guys but I realize that it will be hard to win again because now riders know me better,” Gerts explained.
“My shape is better than last year so I will ride to win again. With Ben Hermans we have a rider who will be the captain and leader so I'm looking forward to race with him again.”
Volta Limburg Classic (1 April)
Rider Roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Floris Gerts (NED), Ben Hermans (BEL), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Miles Scotson (AUS), Manuel Senni (ITA), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Directors: Jackson Stewart (USA).