Florian Vermeersch will ride the Gravel European and National Championships on Belgian roads on Sunday. On October 1, the first Gravel European and Belgian Championships will take place in Oud-Heverlee.
The course goes through the Brabantse Wouden. "A few months ago I heard about this championship and I asked the team if I could participate," says Vermeersch. "It was not a problem and I am really looking forward to take the start."
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Sunday is mainly a test for Vermeersch who wants to ride the Gravel World Championships in October in Italy as well. "Of course I want to get a good result, but this is mainly a test for myself and my equipment. It's nice to test the material and see what a race like this is like."
Some well-known riders like Thibau Nys, Jasper Stuyven or Jan Bakelants will race as well on Sunday. "I don't know all the names yet, but I do know that many good riders will start. And some very good gravel riders from Belgium and The Netherlands will be present. I will be happy with a place in the top 10 or 15. I certainly hope to be at the front and have a great race."