This Sunday will see Team Liv-Plantur in action with the Keukens van Lommel Ladies Classic. The Belgian one-day race in Herselt consists of two large circuits of 29km and six local laps of 9.7km each – a total of 116.2km. The grand finale of the race will take place on a short but steep hill, the Molenberg, which will decide the winner.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s race, coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “For the team it is the first time we will compete in this race but the course doesn’t have a lot of surprises. I am expecting an aggressive race, so it is hard to predict how it will develop and to know which riders will be in the leader’s group in the finale.
“With the team we want to be ready when the race explodes. We will try and be in front with some riders at the moment of truth, that way we can respond to different attacks. Our focus will be on Sara and we aim for a podium finish either in the break or in a bunch sprint.”