24 February 2022

Amaury Capiot: "Omloop Het Nieuwsblad one of the most beautiful..."

The Flanders classics season starts this weekend with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Saturday. He is the first one-day World-Tour of the season 2022.

 

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Amaury Capiot

Pre-race

I really enjoy the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, it’s one of the best races of the season for me. It is very attractive with a lot of explosive bumps from two minutes to two minutes thirty seconds, but there is also the possibility to fight for the victory with about thirty competitors who arrive in a sprint, and where the fastest riders are not present because of the difficulties that preceded. I think I can achieve a good result in this race, I have a lot of confidence in myself and in the Arkéa-Samsic team that is involved in this race”.

Sébastien Hinault, Sport-Director

The briefing

 

“The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad marks the opening of the classics season and is one of the hardest of the season. It is the start of the Flandriennes. We have a classics group that is built around Amaury, Matîs, Clément, Hugo with solid riders like Christophe Noppe, Benjamin Declercq and Dan McLay. We won’t be mentioned among the favourites in these races, but we can play a role with this motivated group that wants to do well”.

Riders

Amaury Capiot
Benjamin Declercq
Clément Russo
Daniel McLay
Connor Swift
Kévin Vauquelin
Matîs Louvel