Fem van Empel To Start 2024 Road Season At Dwars Door Vlaanderen After Missing Gent-Wevelgem

Fem van Empel is set to kick off her highway racing season at Dwars door Vlaanderen, a few days afterwards than planned, adhering to her withdrawal from Gent-Wevelgem owing to health fears. The Visma-Lease a Bicycle rider, reigning cyclocross world champion, is keen to make her mark on Wednesday&#8217s one-working day classic.

Initially slated to contend in Gent-Wevelgem final Sunday, the 21-calendar year-previous cyclist from Den Dungen was pressured to sit out owing to her affliction not staying up to par. However, she is now poised to return to action in Dwars doorway Vlaanderen, signalling her restoration.

Visma &#8211 Lease a Bicycle declared Van Empel&#8217s inclusion in the team&#8217s lineup for Dwars door Vlaanderen, in which she is anticipated to perform a supporting part alongside the likes of Marianne Vos, the reigning winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Margaux Vigie, Maud Oudeman, Nienke Veenhoven, and Sophie von Berswordt finish the crew&#8217s roster.

Van Empel expressed her disappointment at missing Gent-Wevelgem but is seeking ahead to her initially road race of the 2024 season. She stated, &#8220I experienced a fantastic block of education and am curious to see where I stand at the second.&#8221

When Van Empel may well not be the specified chief for Visma-Lease a Bicycle in Dwars door Vlaanderen, her return to the peloton provides depth to the workforce&#8217s lineup, bolstering their chances in the midweek vintage.