Given the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta returns for its second edition, which will take place before the final stage of the men’s Vuelta a España on Sunday. This will be the final race of the season for Team Liv-Plantur on the Women’s WorldTour calendar.
Coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “We come to this race with a clear leader in Leah and we will focus on a sprint, as this is how the race is likely to finish. She proved herself at Boels Rental Ladies Tour and is in great form as she was one of the strongest in the race.
“We expect to be involved in the decisive moments and we will target a podium finish. We can be confident in finishing the season with a good result and conserving the second place overall of Leah in the WorldTour.”