Remco Evenepoel, Wout Van Aert and Jasper Philipsen will lead the Belgian males’s group for the 2023 UCI Street World Championships in Glasgow, with Lotte Kopecky main the ladies’s group as she targets world titles on the street and the observe.
Evenepoel will defend the rainbow jersey he gained in Australia final September and also will goal the boys’s time trial alongside Van Aert.
Skilled riders Thibau Nys and Alec Segaert will lead the boys’s group within the Below 23 occasions, with Sanne Cant additionally a part of the ladies’s group constructed round Kopecky.
Additionally within the males’s group, in assist roles, are Tiesj Benoot, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Jasper Stuyven, Yves Lampaert, Frederik Frison and Victor Campenaerts.
“Having three leaders offers us the choice to race each offensively and defensively in Glasgow,” males’s nationwide coach Sven Vanthourenhout instructed Sporza when asserting his 9 riders.
“Remco is tough to regulate, whereas Wout’s function will rely very a lot on his rivals. And if it turns into a dash, Jasper – who can undergo for a complete race – can get his likelihood. I will probably be disenchanted if we won’t defend the world champion’s jersey. However above all we shouldn’t be disenchanted with our manner of racing.”
Vanthourenhout was little doubt referring to Philipsen feedback from the primary week of the Tour de France when he stated he wouldn’t race in opposition to Alpecin-Deceuninck teammate however nationwide group rivals Mathieu van der Poel, who will lead the Netherlands group.
“That wasn’t an applicable assertion,” Vanthourenhout stated, confirming that the present Tour de France inexperienced jersey wearer has apologised to his Belgian teammates.
“I feel he’ll assume otherwise after the Tour.”
Vanthourenhout warned about complacency on the testing metropolis centre Glasgow circuit and inside rivalry if the race ends in a dash end.
“Equity will probably be decisive because the dash approaches. Wout and Jasper is not going to dash collectively,” he stated.
“Desire will probably be given to those that nonetheless really feel the very best after a tricky race.”
The Belgian ladies’s group made no secret of their plans to assist Kopecky goal the world title after her very good spring marketing campaign and Tour of Flanders win.
“Plan A is evident: we purpose for fulfillment with Lotte. Nonetheless, you by no means know what can occur in a race, so we even have a plan B or C. What that we are going to see then,” the Belgian ladies’s nationwide coach Ludwig Willems stated.