Team Virtu Cycling will focus on development in Gracia Orlová
Taking part in the Czech stage race, Gracia Orlová, DS Carmen Small says that the team has an opportunity to develop as a team and teach the up-and-coming riders.
Tomorrow, the team will start the Czech stage race, Gracia Orlová. It takes place from May 2nd– 5thand includes 5 stages on four days. The total length of the race is 377,1 km and contains a 13,5 km individual time trial on May 3rd.
DS Carmen Small says that Gracia is a stage race where there are opportunities to take the focus away from the World Tour and instead learn and develop as a team: “We see Gracia as a development race. We want to have Marta, Mieke and Rachel here as leaders to help teach the newer riders and the riders, who are always working for the team to get results, to learn more. This race is important for the team, because we have an opportunity to teach the up-and-comers, how to perform well”.
Danish Birgitte Krogsgaard will debut in an UCI-race, and she is looking forward to gaining experience from her teammates: “I think this is a very good race for me to start with. I am surrounded by experienced riders and I expect to learn a lot from this race. Even though I am new in this game, I do hope that the team can utilize my strengths in the best possible way, so that I can contribute to a good team performance.”
Team Virtu Cycling lines up with Sara Penton, Marta Bastianelli, Mieke Kröger, Birgitte Krogsgaard, Rachel Neylan and Louise Norman Hansen.