News: BikeExchange for Brugge-De Panne

A familiar face in British races a decade ago (where have those years gone!), New Zealand’s Jack Bauer is heading to Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne on Wedensday with the BikeExchange team

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News: BikeExchange for Brugge-De Panne

Team BikeExchange return to Belgium this week ahead of a block of Classics action as they take on the 45th Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne on Wednesday. The one-day race typically comes down to a bunch sprint and the team is armed with a number of fast finishers in the shape of Luka Mezgec, Kaden Groves and Amund Grondhal-Jansen.

The experienced Jack Bauer and Alex Edmondson will marshal the squad through the characteristic twisty Belgian roads while second year pros Alexander Konychev and Barnabas Peak continue to get a taste of classics racing.

Team BikeExchange:
Jack Bauer (NZL)
Alex Edmondson (AUS)
Kaden Groves (AUS)
Amund Grøndahl-Jansen (NOR)
Alexander Konychev (ITA)
Luka Mezgec (SLO)
Barnabás Peák (HUN)

Jack Bauer: “I always look forward to the Belgian block of racing, it’s one of the hardest, most competitive blocks of the year, but very enjoyable at the same time and racing that I really look forward to. Of course starting with De Panne, it’s not a race of the same level as E3, Wevelgem or Flanders, but it’s still a pretty hard race in its own right, so it’s a good option for me and the rest of the boys to find our rhythm and the feeling of the peloton again after Tirreno, Paris-Nice or San Remo. So we’ll look to get things started on Wednesday and it should be a good chance for our boys with a fast finish, Mezgec and Groves, those style of riders, so we’ll go and play our cards and hope for a good result.”

2021 Oxyclean Classic Brugge-De Panne: Wednesday, 24th Mar: Brugge – De Panne, 203.9km


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