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