The women’s team continues with the 6th edition of Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik. The Belgian one-day race consists of an initial round of 23km, followed by one large loop of 73km, featuring some tough hills such as the Muur van Geraardsbergen, the Bosberg and the Congoberg. In the finale, the riders take on four local laps of 10km, each time climbing the Bergstraat.
Looking ahead to the race, coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “The course has changed slightly in comparison to last year, but I am expecting a similar race to previous editions. The result will be decided on the Muur and we have to be in a good position ahead of the climb. In the finale, there should be around 20-30 riders fighting out for the victory and we will be supporting Floortje as our leader and aiming for a top 10 result.”