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The route for Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen will cover many of the same roads Klaas Lodewyck uses for training. (©BMC/Graham Watson.)
The route for Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen will cover many of the same roads Klaas Lodewyck uses for training. (©BMC/Graham Watson.)

Prologue Key To Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen

4. March 2014

How the BMC Racing performs overall at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen could well hinge on the outcome of Friday's prologue, Sport Director Jackson Stewart said.

Lodewyck Knows Courses Well
The three-day race begins with a seven-kilometer race against the clock on a looping, out-and-back course. "I think we bring a strong team that is looking to come out of the time trial in a competitive position for the GC (general classification)," Stewart said. "I would expect Martin Kohler to have a good performance with his time trial capabilities. I am also very interested in seeing how Silvan Dillier and Rick Zabel perform in the prologue." Marcus Burghardt, Sebastian Lander, Klaas Lodewyck and Danilo Wyss round out the BMC Racing Team's seven-rider roster. Being from the area, Lodewyck knows the courses for the prologue and Saturday and Sunday's road stages well. "I hope to make a good result one of the days," Lodewyck said. "The prologue always makes the GC here, but in the last day – with the open roads – other selections can be made."

BMC Racing Team Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen Roster (March 7-9):
Marcus Burghardt (GER), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Martin Kohler (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Danilo Wyss (SUI), Rick Zabel (GER).

Sporting Manager:
Allan Peiper (AUS)

Sport Director:
Jackson Stewart (USA)

Doctor:
Dario Spinelli (ITA)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Freddy Viaene (BEL). Mechanics: Peter De Bleecker (BEL), Danny Debuck (BEL), Jürgen Landrie (BEL). Soigneurs: David Bombeke (BEL), Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Antonio Marron (BEL).