Debusschere and Boeckmans lead Lotto Soudal at World Ports Classic

Jens Debusschere will lead Lotto Soudal at the fourth edition of the two-day 2.HC Worlds Ports Classic this weekend with the recent winner of the Tour de Picardie, Kris Boeckmans providing another option for the sprint friendly race. Lotto Soudal's fast men will be up against the likes of Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin), and sport director Herman Frison is aiming for his riders to land one of the two stages, following in steps of André Greipel who won the opening stage last year.

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