The riders of Team Kuota-Senges imagined Easter Monday to play out differently. Instead of racing against a top-level field in Rund um Köln, they were frustrated that the race was cancelled. Team manager Markus Ganser said that "it's a pity for us. The race is a season highlight and the guys were well prepared. We would have liked to race." But Ganser acknowledged that in the end "the cancellation was the right thing to do."
Plan B was to race in the evening, in Ahrweiler, at a circuit race. All races were held – except for the elite race, due to snowfall... A frustrated Ganser added that "that was it for the weekend."
Another part of the team was in France and had more luck with the weather. They started at the Tour de Normandie, where the event was kicked off with a 5.8-kilometre time trial. In Mondeville, Dutchman Thom van Dulmen was the best-placed rider for Kuota-Senges, finishing 15th.