By Susan Westemeyer
If the Belgian weather does its usual thing, then Team Rabobank will be ready for Omloop Het Volk. "We rode the final 120 kilometres" earlier this week, said Director Sportif Frans Maasen. "The guys were a little numb, but of course we have to practice. Additionally, the weather conditions might be similar on the day of the race. If that is the case, I do not foresee a bunch sprint at the end."
Rabobank is bringing a team "that has potential," with Max Van Heeswijk, Leon Van Bon, Sebastian Langeveld and Juan Antonio Flecha all having chances, according to Maasen.
Rabobank for Omloop Het Volk: Leon Van Bon, Juan Antonio Flecha, Sebastian Langeveld, Jan Boven, Gerben Löwik, Mathew Hayman, Max Van Heeswijk, and Pedro Horrillo.