Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos to captain CCC-Liv at Strade Bianche
Mar 07 2019 01:47 am CET

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos to captain CCC-Liv at Strade Bianche
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos to captain CCC-Liv at Strade Bianche
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos are set to be CCC-Liv's leaders at Strade Bianche. This will be the first race of the season for the Dutch rider.

The first race of the Women's World Tour calendar will be 136 kilometres long and features more than 30 kilometres of gravel roads. CCC-Liv will field a strong team that can help the leaders to arrive at the Via Santa Caterina ahead of the rest.

"The Strade Bianche is an amazing race and also a very challenging one," said Sports Director Jeroen Blijlevens. "We start with a strong team and have two trump cards with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos.

"It is up to the other riders to deliver them as well as possible in the final. There, on the difficult sections and tough hills, the difference is made."

Vos has been participating in cyclocross races at the start of the year and this is her first race on the road of the season. "Ashleigh is in shape," Blijlevens commented. "We have seen this in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

"The Strade Bianche suits her even better as it is slightly more challenging. What we can expect from Marianne, is still difficult to say. The Strade Bianche is her first race. However, she has completed a very good training camp in Spain and surely wants to show herself."

CCC-Liv's line-up for Strade Bianche (9th of March):

Pauliena Rooijakkers
Riejanne Markus
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
Marianne Vos
Agnieszka Skalniak
Jeanne Korevaar




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