“During my first U23 season I noticed that I did not make any progress in the field,” Florian Vermeersch says. “I do not have an explanation for it. On the other hand, it went better and better on the road, so the choice was made quickly.”
And it did go better and better. During his first fulltime season on the road (2019) the cyclist from East Flanders, took the Belgian title and won the general classification and three stages in the Tour de Moselle.
“It is a pity that I could only ride two races in that beautiful jersey this year,” Vermeersch continues. “Fortunately, I won Brussel-Zepperen which is a consolation prize after a spring that was cancelled. For everybody corona has rather shut down our land and the world. Then you can put into perspective that what we do is merely riding a bike. I could focus more on my studies but was able to stay in good shape. I am eager to race again and want to be ready as soon as we can compete. Our sponsors deserve this.”