Belgians Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens to ride 1000 kilometres home after Lombardia

The Lotto-Soudal riders are preparing for a long ride home

De Gendt and Wllens at Paris-Nice 2015. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens will ride the 1000 kilometres home to Belgium after completing their last race of the season: Italian monument Il Lombardia on October 13.

The Lotto-Soudal team-mates will cover the distance in six days, over the Alps, through Switzerland and France to Belgium.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.