ProTour teams Astana and Quick Step have announced their respective rosters for the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, or Three Days of West Flanders, this week. Luxembourg squad Astana will be missing two important riders, with Tomas Vaitkus unable to compete due to a viral infection while Australian rider Aaron Kemps is suffering from tendinitis in his right knee.
The Belgian race commences today with a stage from Kortrijk to Bellegem and runs through to Sunday, where the event will conclude in Ichtegem.
Astana roster: Assan Bazayev, Koen de Kort, Sergei Ivanov, Berik Kupeshov, Dmitriy Muravjev, Gregory Rast and Michael Schär.
Quick Step roster: Ad Engels, Dmytro Grabovskyy, Leonardo Scarselli, Hubert Schwab, Kevin Seeldraeyers, Jurgen Van de Walle and Wouter Weylandt.