Belgian national Coach Rudy De Bie has announced his selection for the opening world cup race on Sunday in Kalmthout. It's a formidable lineup as De Bie selected the first nine Belgians from the Superprestige round in Ruddervoorde last Sunday, including winner Sven Nys and in-form Niels Albert. Missing is injured rider Sven Vanthourenhout, although De Bie explained to the Gazet van Antwerpen that, "I can cover Sven Vanthourenhout's injury. But as soon Sven's level comes back, he'll be fighting for a place again for sure."
Belgium's squad for Kalmthout: Sven Nys, Bart Wellens, Niels Albert, Klaas Vantornout, Rob Peeters, Kevin Pauwels, Erwin Vervecken, Bart Aernout, Dieter Vanthourenhout