Victor Campenaerts replaces Tomasz Marczyński in Vuelta line-up


Due to illness, Lotto Soudal rider Tomasz Marczyński won’t be able to participate in the upcoming Vuelta a España. European time trial champion Victor Campenaerts will replace the Polish rider in the line-up. That way, eight Belgian Lotto Soudal riders will be at the start in Malaga on the 25th of August.

Victor Campenaerts: “I always wanted to ride the Vuelta. So far, I have been satisfied with the program and the opportunities the team has offered me. I fully understood that I wasn’t part of the initial line-up. There were a lot of other guys who were eager to participate in the Vuelta. The sports directors told me that if something would happen to the riders who were selected, I would certainly be one of the guys to replace them. The Vuelta a España takes off with a prologue, that’s always nice. Eight kilometres is not that long but I will do everything to obtain a good result. Afterwards, we’ll see if there are any other opportunities.”