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Leopard ends season with triptych in Belgium

Leopard Pro Cycling ends the season with three races on Belgian soil. From Saturday to Tuesday, the team takes part in the Tour de l'Eurométropole, the Famenne Ardenne Classic and Binche-Chimay-Binche.

Roster Tour de l'Eurométropole: Jack Burke, Colin Heiderscheid, Alexander Krieger, Filip Maciejuk, Gaëtan Pons, Szymon Rekita & Mario Spengler - DS: Jan Brockhoff

Roster La DH Famenne Ardenne Classic: Jack Burke, Colin Heiderscheid, Alexander Krieger, Filip Maciejuk, Arthur Kluckers, Szymon Rekita & Mario Spengler (or Gäetan Pons) - DS: Jan Brockhoff

Roster Binche-Chimay-Binche: Jack Burke, Colin Heiderscheid, Alexander Krieger, Filip Maciejuk, Gaëtan Pons, Szymon Rekita & Mario Spengler - DS: Markus Zingen

Leopard is present at the Tour de l'Eurométropole for the first time since 2016. As this first race of the Belgian triptych is classified as a 1.HC race, the team sees strong opposition at the start line in La Louvière. Four WorldTour teams and the best ProContinental teams will be present and amongst the riders is World Champion Mads Pedersen, who is also last year's winner of the Tour de l'Eurométropole. One can expect a difficult classic type race with no less than eleven GPM's. One of those climbs is the Côte d'Ere, which needs to be conquered four times as the climb is part of the local circuit in Tournai.

In contrary to the shorter climbs in the Tour de l'Eurométropole, the climbs of the Famenne Ardenne Classic are a bit longer. Starting in Marche-en-Famenne, the 1.1 race takes the riders clockwise along a 180 kilometers long route with seven GPM's. Last year, Leopard's Alexander Krieger finished in sixth position, so there will be for sure no lack of motivation. The race winner will be decided in the streets of Marche-en-Famenne on a finishing circuit with the difficult Côte de Roy (2,7 km at 4,9%) in it.

The at times very successful 2019 season will be concluded on Tuesday at Binche-Chimay-Binche, also known as the Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke. In this 1.1 race, Leopard Pro Cycling will engage in battle with seven World Tour teams. There will be no time to have a relaxed ending to the 2019 campaign as the race is marked by a classic uphill, cobbled finish at the Rue de la Pépinière (500 meters at 4.4%). With a long break ahead, all Leopard riders will give it their all one final time.

Tour de l'Eurométropole (UCI 1.HC)
05.10 | La Louvière - Tournai | 176,7 km

La DH Famenne Ardenne Classic (UCI 1.1)
06.10 | Marche-en-Famenne - Marche-en-Famenne | 180,0 km

Binche-Chimay-Binche (UCI 1.1)
08.10 | Binche - Binche | 198,6 km