Astana Women's Team to start European season in Le Samyn des Dames
Mar 04 2019 06:23 am CET

Astana Women's Team to start European season in Le Samyn des Dames
Astana Women's Team to start European season in Le Samyn des Dames
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Astana Women's Team is set to start its European season in Le Samyn des Dames in Belgium. This will also be the first Flemish one-day race for Elena Pirrone.

After starting at the Santos Women's Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race, Astana is ready to tackle the European season. The team will be at the start line of Le Samyn des Dames, a 102.1-kilometre race that starts in Quaregnon and finishes in Dour and features several cobbles sections and climbs.

Pirrone already made her debut in Australia and now will face the Flemish one-day races for the first time. "It's like a second season debut: I'm a bit nervous, but in a good way," the Italian commented.

"Well, I'm also excited and I can't wait to be there, it's going to be my first time on the cobblestones and I'm very curious about it."

Astana Women's Team roster for Le Samyn des Dames (Fifth of March):

Elena Pirrone
Olga Shekel
Natalya Saifutdinova
Makhabbat Umutzhanova
Faina Potapova
Svetlana Pachshenko




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