Team VIRTU Cycling will favor aggressive riding in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
There will be no sitting around and waiting for Team VIRTU Cycling in the last of the Ardennes Classics this Sunday in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The riders will seek out the opportunities, that the race offers.
Team VIRTU Cycling spent most of Fleche Wallone in the breakaway seeking out opportunities, and when the start goes for Liege-Bastogne-Liege this Sunday, the team will once again try to get in the right breakaway.
“I think for us being aggressive is the best thing. It gives the girls the opportunity to really race instead of staying in the peloton and wait. We are only racing with five riders and we have lost one of our climbers, so we have to do something,” sports director Carmen Small says.
The riders will face several fierce climbs, but the route still favors the breakaways more than Wednesday Fleche Wallone.
“I think Liege is more suited for aggressive riding. The climbs are more coming one after another and that makes the race hard. We will take our chances, but you have to risk something if you want to win. We will try something,” Carmen Small says.
It will only be the 2nd edition ever of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, but the race has very quickly become a very interesting race for the rides.
“It’s a really important race. It’s already kind of iconic among the Women’s World Tour-races, even though it’s a new race for us,” Carmen Small says.
The 2nd edition af Liege-Bastogne-Liege is 136 kilometers from Bastogne to Ans, and the riders will face several hard climbs especially in the last half the race.
Team VIRTU Cycling for Liege-Bastogne-Liege:
Christina Siggaard, Louise Norman Hansen, Doris Schweizer, Katarzyna Pawlowska and Claudia Koster