CCC-Liv will compete in two races in Sweden this weekend. The team time trial (35.6 kilometres) of the Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden is on Saturday (17 August) and the road race (145.3 kilometres) a day later (18 August). The following riders start in the team time trial: Jeanne Korevaar, Agnieszka Skalniak, Marta Lach, Riejanne Markus and Valerie Demey. Marianne Vos is also present on Sunday.
“Even though we might not have our strongest time trial train, such as the one in the TTT of the Giro Rosa, we still hope to be able to put on a decent performance. Then it is a matter of recovering well and be ready for the road race on Sunday”, says sports director Jeroen Blijlevens.
“The road race course has changed slightly compared to last year. In the first lap, we cover five unpaved sections. The fifth in line, a challenging one of more than three kilometres, is now also in the last local lap that we race three times”, says Jeroen Blijlevens. “Multiple scenarios are possible. We want, in any case, to participate as a team and be part of the breakaways. Several riders in our team have the potential to get far.”
Photo credits: Cor Vos