Andre Korff will lead Team Volksbank in the Omloop Het Volk this weekend, the first time the Austrian Professional Continental team will appear in the Belgian semi-classic. The team will have to do without its two captains, Gerrit Glomser, who is sick, and Olaf Pollack, who is on Mallorca training for the Track World Championships.
Directeur Sportif and former pro rider Gregor Gut will take a young seven-man team to the race. "We know that they have the legs for it. But in these northern races the head is equally as important. Despite the lack of Glomser and Pollack, we have riders on the squad who can try something. And that is exactly what we will do. We sure won't hide ourselves!"
Team Volksbank for Omloop Het Volk: Josef Benetsender, Alexander Gufler, Andre Korff, Philipp Ludescher, Daniel Musiol, Peter Presslauer and Rene Weissinger.