Last night, we received this press from Quick-Step regarding their rosters for this weekend’s races. Share your comments below.
23-Mar-2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team will be lining up this weekend at the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem, with two squads ready to rumble.
Tom Boonen will be participating in the Gent-Wevelgem.
“We chose this option because at this point in the season the team needs to rack up some important points for the team standings” Team Manager Patrick Lefevere says “This is why we decided to put Tom Boonen in the Gent Wevelgem; our aim is to ride a good race and collect valuable points for our team classification.”
“It isn’t easy for me to choose between two races of such stature and tradition” Tom Boonen says “I would have liked to race in both of them, but we’ve chosen Gent Wevelgem because for us at this time the World Tour is really important.”
What are your thoughts on Boonen missing a race he’s won 4 times to try and earn the team World Points? Is it a sensible move, or yet another why the World Tour’s a bad idea?
Share your comments below.