This Sunday just before the final stage of the Tour de France, the women’s peloton will take part in the third edition of La Course by Le Tour. La Course is a circuit race of 89km, contested over 13 laps of 7km in the heart of Paris that features the most famous cobblestones of the Champs Elysees.
It will be Team Liv-Plantur’s third participation and the team is once again looking forward to competing on the Champs Elysees. For this year’s edition, the team heads to Paris led by sprinter Leah Kirchmann (CAN), winner of the Giro Rosa prologue and taking eighth place in the final GC.
Alongside the Canadian, Floortje Mackaij (NED) and Riejanne Markus (NED) who took second and fifth places respectively in the final overall classification of the BeNe Ladies Tour last weekend, will line up this Sunday. The roster of Team Liv-Plantur is completed by Sara Mustonen (SWE), Julia Soek (NED) and Kyara Stijns (NED).
“During the last months we have proved that we can achieve good results in the bunch sprints and La Course is considered as the biggest sprint race of the year,” said coach Hans Timmermans (NED).
“Our main goal will be to sprint with Leah in Paris as we are bringing a strong team with a lot of lead-out experience, especially with Floortje and Julia who are also both powerful sprinters. Leah managed to finish third in 2014, so she knows what it takes to achieve a good result. We will aim for a podium finish and with this team we are prepared for several different scenarios.”