Jasper Philipsen leads UAE Team Emirates at trio of one-day home races in Belgium

Sport360 staff 16:16 19/06/2019
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UAE Team Emirates have announced a five-man line-up for this weekend’s one-day races in Belgium, including young Belgian hopeful Jasper Philipsen who will make his race debut.

Joining Philipsen at Dwars door het Hageland (June 21), Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl (June 22) and Elfstedenronde (June 23) will be team-mates Rory Sutherland, Oliviero Troia, Cristian Munoz and Roberto Ferrari.

Commenting ahead of the races, Philipsen said: “I have never participated in these three races, but I know the roads well.

“They are typical Belgian races, with hilly parcours and narrow, technical sections. They will suit the fast finishers and also the riders who go well on this type of terrain.

“I am really motivated, racing on the roads of Belgium is always special for me and I hope to be in the mix to fight for a good result.”

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