Remco Evenepoel will lead the line for the Wolfpack next Monday.
Legnano, the site of the Lombard League’s resounding and game-changing victory over Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his imperial army in 1176, will host the start and finish of the 102nd Coppa Bernocchi. The main difficulty of the 198km race will be the Morazzone climb, which will be part of a tough 16.7km circuit that the riders will tackle six times, before a long descent to the finish and three laps of a flat circuit in the city.
The Wolfpack, who tops the team victory classification for the tenth straight year with a staggering 63 wins so far, will be at the start with a squad consisting of Andrea Bagioli, Dries Devenyns, Remco Evenepoel, Fausto Masnada, stagiaire and UCI Esports World Champion Jason Osborne, Pieter Serry and Mauri Vansevenant.
“It’s our first time here and this is enough to motivate us. The race starts with a flat part before entering on a demanding circuit where the fireworks should happen. We’ll see what we can do there, and hopefully the weather will be a good one. The confidence is there, it’s one of our last races of the season, and we’ll do our best to get a nice result”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director Davide Bramati.