'Proper bike racing - everyone loves it': Chris Lawless can't wait to take on the cobbles this weekend

Team Sky new recruit Chris Lawless will line up for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday for his first cobbled classic as a pro rider

Chris Lawless.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris Lawless says that the opening weekend of the cobbled classics in Belgium this weekend is 'proper bike racing' and he is relishing the chance of tackling them for the first time as a professional rider.

Lawless signed up with Team Sky for 2018, having ridden for American outfit Axeon-Hagens Berman in 2017 and British squads Team Wiggins and JLT Condor before that.

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