Marlen Reusser Optimistic for Gent-Wevelgem Opener •

Marlen Reusser, symbolizing Crew SD Worx, shared her anticipation for the approaching Gent-Wevelgem race, expressing her eagerness to contend following a hard start off to the period. “I started the season tremendous in Valencia,” Reusser remarked. “I felt solid and took my first gain of the year and the overall victory there. But regrettably, I then experienced to offer with COVID, which induced me to overlook the opening weekend.”

Irrespective of facing setbacks because of to illness, Reusser displayed resilience and optimism, highlighting her positive overall performance in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda. “To my optimistic shock, I had very good legs in Trofeo Alfredo Binda. I hope to get that affirmation also in Gent-Wevelgem,” she emphasised.

Reflecting on the importance of Gent-Wevelgem in her job, Reusser fondly recalled her prior victory in the race, which retains a exclusive area in her heart. “Gent-Wevelgem has a specific position for me. It was my quite very first gain in a massive basic. Particularly the way it was pretty unique,” she reminisced. “I however get pleased when I feel back on it.”

Searching ahead to her ambitions for the 2024 season, Reusser outlined her aspirations, like participation in the Olympics and Planet Championships. “In 2024, I have two pretty vital commitments: the unique time demo at the Olympics in Paris and the struggle versus the clock at the World Championships in my house place of Switzerland,” she revealed.

Group SD Worx’s sports activities director, Lars Increase, echoed Reusser’s optimism for Gent-Wevelgem, expressing hope for difficult situations that would participate in to their edge. “A difficult edition would be wonderful. I hope the climate forecast is ideal. If it starts off to blow successfully and maybe some rain, the race will be more challenging. That will be to our advantage,” he said.

Growth emphasised the team’s readiness and determination, specifically noting Reusser’s resolve to excel despite the latest troubles. “Marlen Reusser presently experienced superior legs immediately after her disease in the Trofeo Binda. She is keen to do her ideal all over again,” he affirmed.

With a strategic method to the race, Increase highlighted key sections of the training course that would check the riders, like the Kemmelberg and De Moeren. “The Kemmelberg would make Gent-Wevelgem tougher than Brugge-De Panne, for instance. With the predicted wind, it will be watchful in De Moeren,” he explained.