ProTeam Lotto Dstny to Dwars door Vlaanderen with confidence

DS Nikolas Maes: "The team is going really well and we are really motivated to again play a role."
Race 28 March 2023

With Dwars door Vlaanderen (UCI 1.UWT), another spring Classic awaits this Wednesday. Lotto Dstny will head to the start in Roeselare with confidence and again wants to leave its mark on the race.

Last week, Frederik Frison impressed by finishing fourth in both Brugge-De Panne and Gent-Wevelgem. The domestique deluxe showed his potential but also his Lotto Dstny teammates got a confidence boost in a rain soaked edition of Gent-Wevelgem past Sunday.

On the other hand, Arnaud De Lie had to deal with quite some bad luck including three punctures amongst others, making it impossible to leave his mark in Flanders Fields. “It really was a pity”, the youngster looked back, “because I had really strong legs. I was feeling good again after getting a little sick before Milano-Sanremo. Then it’s frustrating you can’t show your good shape but a wounded lion is a dangerous one”, said De Lie with a wink. “Wednesday is another chance”, he said.

Just like the previous races, the weather report looks unstable, which De Lie really likes. “I don’t mind the rain and wind. I’m performing well in this kind of weather and hopefully this is also the case in Dwars door Vlaanderen.”

Apart from Arnaud De Lie, Lotto Dstny brings with Caleb Ewan another fast guy at the start. Also Frederik Frison will be at the start. They will be supported by Jasper De Buyst, Pascal Eenkhoorn, Sébastien Grignard and Cedric Beullens.

“Our team is stronger than only Arnaud De Lie”, concludes Nikolas Maes. “he is a really promising rider but the team has more strong guys. Just look at Frederik, who already showed some nice things and which he can do again this Wednesday. The team is going really well and we are really motivated to again play a role.”

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