Giant-Alpecin has plans on offering their sprinters a scope for glory at the Scheldeprijs on Wednesday. The team would back Nikias Arndt for a probable sprint end, when Lars van der Haar, the cyclo-cross specialist, would start his road season.
In a team press release, director Arthur van Dongen told that Scheldeprijs is an important race for the team and they would concentrate focus on a sprint finish as this is the most likely outcome. They have gone come here with a strong sprinter in Nikias and to target for a top ten finish
The alteration of route in the finale this year, making it less technical, might just increase their scopes to attain this result.
The 207.8 kilometers race begins in Antwerp with a 157.4 kilometers loop, then the riders taking on 3 finishing circuits of 16.8 kilometers each to end in Schoten. On the last circuit, they also have to stay in a great spot during the tough cobblestone section of Broekstraat that is 1.7 kilometers long. After that, the sprint preparedness starts and they needed to be in spot to battle for a good result.
After ending 3rd at San Dimas Stage Race, Neilson Powless would bring his top form to Redlands Bicycle Classic held from 6th to 10th April, in California. Jeff Louder, a retired pro, would direct the team in the 2nd event on USA Cycling Pro Road Tour.