Florian Vermeersch made a remarkable comeback at the Belgian Championships in Zottegem after his unfortunate crash in the Vuelta a Murcia on February 10. The Lotto Dstny rider expressed his happiness at being back on the race track in an interview with WielerFlits.

Vermeersch suffered a serious crash during a descent, breaking his thigh bone and putting an end to his spring season. He mentioned that returning to the race felt like the first day of school and he was excited to see how he would perform in front of his home crowd. His rehabilitation went smoothly, with initial expectations of a return by the end of August surpassed as he quickly regained his form during high-altitude training.

While the Belgian Championships were not his primary goal, Vermeersch emphasized his commitment to contribute to the team’s success and revealed that his personal objectives lay further along in the season. He plans to go on a training camp in Livigno before shifting his focus to upcoming races.

Amidst his comeback, speculation about Vermeersch’s potential transfer to UAE Emirates, alongside Tadej Pogacar, has been circulating. After spending five years with Lotto Dstny, including time in the development team, Vermeersch remained nonchalant about the rumors, stating that such talks were part of the sport and he was focused on his current performance.

Looking ahead, Vermeersch is determined to continue his recovery and strive towards achieving his goals for the remainder of the season. The Belgian Championships marked a significant milestone in his return to competitive cycling, setting the stage for future successes on the road.