Sep Vanmarcke confident ahead of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

2012 winner Vanmarcke feels his condition is in the right place as he begins his Classics campaign

20150226 / Cycling : Omloop Het Nieuwsblad training recognition / Sep VANMARCKE (Bel) / photo Luc Claessen

(Image credit: ISPA/Claessen)

Sep Vanmarcke says he is feeling confident with where his condition is at this point of the season, as begins his 2015 Classics campaign with semi-classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday.

The Belgian won his home race in 2012 and since then has gone on to be a leading Classics contender, with runner-up finishes in both the cobbled monuments, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

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Richard Windsor

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