Le Samyn

One of my favorite cobble races starts tomorrow...

The 50th edition of Le Samyn in Wallonia and there are powerhouse teams that want to win. Patrick Lefevere's Quick Step team is sending heavy favourites; Gilbert, Terpstra, Stybar. Marc Sergeant's Lotto Soudal is sending Keukeleire, Monfort, Campenaerts, De Gendt and Ag2R is bringing Oliver Naesen as reserve. The course is a loop of 200kms. Followed by four laps of a circuit of twenty-five kilometres and four pave sectors of twelve kilometres.

Gilbert and Stybar:
Smiling and ready

If the weather is like last year's race we are in for a treat!

"With the temperatures below zero degrees and a strong wind coming from the north it will be very tough out there, but we will try to leave our mark on this beautiful race."

- Tom Steels, DS Quick Step