Nick Nuyens wants to shine in Flanders
Photo ©: Bert Geerts
Nick Nuyens is setting his aim on the Ronde van Vlaanderen, saying that was his main reason to join his new team Rabobank this year. "They want to win the Ronde van Vlaanderen and I do, too."
The Belgian finished second in the race last year, as he also did in the Omloop Het Volk.
Nuyens said that he had a good off-season. "I relaxed as much as possible and started training again at just the right time." He admitted it was good he was able to relax earlier, because the next few months will be stressful, not just on the bike, but personally, too. He and his wife are expecting their first child in mid-February.
The 28-year-old is hoping the child will come earlier, in between the dad-to-be's appointments at the Tour of Qatar (February 1-6) and the Ruta del Sol (February 15-19).(SW)