UAE Team Emirates will line-up at the 40th edition of Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday with Italian rider Sacha Modolo bidding to clinch his first victory of the season.
The 29-year-old, who won two stages of the race in 2014, will be hoping to improve his previous performances in De Panne before competing at the Tour of Flanders on Sunday, April 2.
“The Three Days of De Panne is quite a challenging and difficult race and achieving a good result in it is something everyone wants to do,” said Modolo.
“In 2014 I won two stages, one in Koksijde and one in De Panne: it would be great to be able to achieve either the same or an even better result… I would obviously love to clinch my first seasonal victory at such an important event ahead of Tour of Flanders.”
The Three Days of De Panne is an annual three-day race in Flanders, featuring elements of the spring classics such as cobbles, crosswinds and short, sharp climbs.
Riding alongside Sacha is a seven man UAE Team Emirates line-up, featuring Simone Consonni, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Guardini, Marko Kump, Vegard Laengen, Marco Marcato, and Federico Zurlo.