Team Volksbank is leaving its Austrian mountains for the wind and cobblestones of Belgium and the Netherlands. The team announced its line-ups for Nokere Koerse on Wednesday and the Ronde van het Groene Hart on Sunday. The races will see the season debuts of Tyson Apostol and Josef Benetseder.
In the Nokere Koerse, the team will be counting on René Weissinger, who had good chances in the race last year before finishing 13th. "My strength ran out on the final climb," he said. "I still have a score to settle there."
Volksbank for Nokere Koerse: Tyson Apostol, Josef Benetseder, Philipp Ludescher, Patrick Riedesser, Christian Pömer, Christian Lener, Simon Schärer, and René Weissinger.
Volksbank for Ronde van het Groene Hart: Tyson Apostol, Josef Benetseder, Werner Riebenbauer, Philipp Ludescher, Christian Pömer, Christian Lener, Patrick Riedesser, and Simon Schärer.