Sofia Bertizzolo and Soraya Paladin lead CCC-Liv's aspirations at Strade Bianche
Jul 29 2020 11:30 pm CET

Sofia Bertizzolo and Soraya Paladin lead CCC-Liv's aspirations at Strade Bianche
Sofia Bertizzolo and Soraya Paladin lead CCC-Liv's aspirations at Strade Bianche
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

CCC-Liv is set to start in Strade Bianche with a strong roster that includes Italian riders Sofia Bertizzolo and Soraya Paladin.

The restart of the UCI Women's WorldTour will happen next Saturday, August 1 in Strade Bianche. The race will take the riders over a 136-kilometre route on the Tuscan countryside that includes several sectors of gravel that along with the heat of the Italian summer, will make it a very challenging experience.

CCC-Liv will take a strong team to the competition that includes local riders Bertizzolo and Paladin, as well as Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Marianne Vos. "Our riders are in good shape, which does not say everything," said sports director Jeroen Blijlevens. "After all, the Strade Bianche is a very specific race in which something can always happen. Especially under the warm, dusty conditions of next Saturday, it is important to stay focused. We have a strong team across the board and will try to take advantage of this.

"Gravel section 5 is 9.5 kilometres long. As everyone prefers to be well positioned there, it is traditionally hectic. If there is a breakaway, we will try to be part of it. But we also know that the pace can drop after this, anticipating the real final. If the race explodes, we want to sit at the front with several riders. At that point, we have to see to what extent we can withstand the strong competition."

CCC-Liv's roster for Strade Bianche (August 1):

Sofia Bertizzolo
Jeanne Korevaar
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
Soraya Paladin
Sabrina Stultiens
Marianne Vos




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