News 21.03.2019

Yoann Offredo finds pleasure in long breakaway

Yoann Offredo did not have an easy approach to the classic spring. In mid-February our French Flandrien left the Volta ao Algarve with a fatigue virus. In Nokere Koerse (1.HC) the 32-year-old Parisian returned to competition on Wednesday. In his first race on Belgian soil, he immediately opted for the attack. After a breakaway of 170 kilometers, he was caught again at 20 kilometers from the finish. A nervous final took place. Former winner Timothy Dupont had to deal with material failure in the final. In the end Boris Vallée was our first finisher on Nokereberg in 25th position.

Yoann Offredo:

"Last Sunday I returned from Spain after a short training camp with our classics team. It was not a deliberate choice to choose for the break today. Ludwig De Winter jumped a few times at the start of the race. I tried it once and suddenly the break was gone. Of course you should then commit and I wanted to illustrate the offensive spirit of team Wanty-Gobert. "

"Until recently I was suffering from a fatigue virus. That is now almost over, although I still sleep a lot. I like to take on races like today as an extra training. Moreover I am always enjoying myself in breakaways such as this one. After we were caught I was able to perform some work for our fast man Timothy Dupont."

"My next race is the Grand Prix Denain on Sunday. For the time being, I still miss some basis condition after a period without the bike. But in the classics I will try to compensate for that with mental freshness."


1. Cees Bol

2. Pascal Ackermann

3. Jasper Philipsen

25. Boris Vallée

36. Tom Devriendt

48. Timothy Dupont

63. Frederik Backaert

73. Aimé De Gendt

77. Yoann Offredo

132. Ludwig De Winter