Team Sunweb to play with three cards at Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire
Apr 30 2018 08:19 pm CET

Team Sunweb to play with three cards at Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire
Team Sunweb to play with three cards at Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire
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Team Sunweb will start in the Asda Tour de Yorkshire with a versatile team that can support the three riders that will have a leading role.

In the first year of the race as a two-stage event, the Dutch team will play three cards. "The Asda Tour of Yorkshire is a two-day stage race, with day one 132.5 kilometres in length and a pretty flat profile," said coach Hendrik Werner.

"It's likely that this could end up in a bunch sprint and we plan to play our cards with Ellen (van Dijk), Leah (Kirchmann) and Floortje (Mackaij) who have proved ride well on parcours of this nature already this season. The second stage is 124 kilometres and offers a real rollercoaster profile."

The first stage of the race will be mostly flat with some climbs at the beginning, while the second has a rolling profile. "The second stage is 124 kilometres and offers a real rollercoaster profile," Werner explained. "There aren't any high mountains to pass but the sum of the consecutive climbs will make it a really demanding stage.

"This stage also has a two-kilometre uphill finish and we will aim to ride attentively throughout the day to reach that moment in a good position. Once again we have Ellen, Leah and Floortje who will be supported by Julia and our two youngsters Liane and Juliette going into the final."

Team Sunweb's complete line-up for the Asda Tour de Yorkshire (3rd and 4th of May):

Ellen van Dijk
Leah Kirchmann
Juliette Labous
Liane Lippert
Floortje Mackaij
Julia Soek




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