Team Liv-Plantur heads to the United Kingdom for the tenth round of the Women’s WorldTour which begins this Wednesday. The road race which celebrates its third anniversary this year will take place over five stages in the heart of England and it is being considered as the toughest edition to date. The course offers a new route for 2016 with increased climbing, including a visit to the Peak District National Park.
Coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “The Aviva Womens Tour is a well-organized race for female cyclists and during the past years the race has grown into one of the most popular events of the calendar. The route is quite challenging this year, with longer stages and a lot more climbing added to the course.
“We go there with a lot of ambition. Leah currently sits in the top 10 on the WolrdTour and we want to keep it that way. We will bring a strong team to support her and aim for podium finishes. There are some stages that really suit her as she is one of the few sprinters who is able to be part of the select group in the finale of the hilly stages. There is also the possibility of achieving a good general classification with Leah because of the time bonuses at the finish line.”