Wellens takes on Terpstra, Boom and Gilbert in Eneco Tour defence

The gears of the WorldTour calendar continue to turn with the week-long Eneco Tour beginning on Monday, August 10. The Dutch-Belgian stage-race more often than not delivers plenty of action, helped in part by its Classics-style terrain. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) returns to wear the number one dossard, after claiming a hard-fought victory in the general classification last year.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.

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