"I am, of course, hard to and am highly motivated", began Tim Wellens are preview. "After Tirreno-Adriatico I asked to be allowed to start in the Round. I then have four days of rest taken, because that was needed after a somewhat disappointing result. Then I resumed training, including some strenuous tours. Sometimes it is necessary to give some rest to build, as I have done, then again high-quality training. Now I hope them to reap the fruits in the competitions. Most pro riders are very dedicated with their science and training, therefore sometimes a little too much. Then it is essential that the people around you on the brakes and make sure that the balance is kept."
"For me there are two extremes possible in the Round", continued the Truienaar. "The worst case scenario is that I have no role of significance would play, which is, however, no drama is. I will of course do my very best, but the Tour of Flanders is not the main goal for me. In the best case, I can compete in the final, after the example of riders such as Van Aert and Van der Poel, who have proven that such a thing is possible in your first participation. Course knowledge and at the right moments in the front in the peloton, things which I not in the advantage of am compared to other leaders. Nikolas Maes is therefore a very important rider in the team. Moreover, it is also a pleasure to drive with sports directors: Herman Frison and Marc Sergeant, who over the following car their knowledge to pass on."