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by Mark Zalewski
April 18, 2017
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The Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij ProContinental team has been without its top rider for the Classics as Pieter Weening recovered from a knee injury he sustained at the Tour of Catalonia. However, the team announced Monday that he will make his return at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Pieter Weening crashed during stage four of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.
“We miss him, especially in this kind of competition,” team manager Jean-Paul van Poppel told Cycling Flash. “He wants to make his comeback in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.”
The injury saw him miss Brabantse Pijl and the Amstel Gold Race, the most important race for the Dutch team as the only Classic in The Netherlands.
Director sportif Erik Breukink confirmed Monday that Weening will make his return at La Doyenne.
The 36-year-old came to the second division team last year after 12 years in the WorldTour. He won the overall at the Tour of Norway and a stage of the Tour de Suisse last year.
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