News | Scheldeprijs • April 8, 2019
Young team for Scheldeprijs
Team faces Belgian-midweek race ahead of Paris-Roubaix
Youth will be the distinctive feature of the UAE Team Emirates roster in the Scheldeprijs on Wednesday, April 10. The midweek race sits between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Allan Peiper (Aus) will direct the team, supported by Simone Pedrazzini (Sui). The line-up averages 25 years of age:
– Tom Bohli (Sui)
– Simone Consonni (Ita)
– Roberto Ferrari (Ita)
– Ivo Oliveira (Por)
– Rui Oliveira (Por)
– Jasper Philipsen (Bel)
The Belgian race, category 1.HC, will start from Ellewoutsdijk and end at Schoten after 202.3 km.
Peiper explained, “The Scheldeprijs will be a hard race Wednesday because of the predicted wind and, even though this race is usually decided in a bunch sprint, this year could be different because of the wind. We have Consonni and Philipsen as leaders and the rest of the team will work for them“.