Team Liv-Plantur are also in action at Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday, the fifth race of the UCI Women’s WorldTour. The team heads to the race with a strong line-up, looking to make its mark on this race. The parcours covers a distance of 141,2km including ten hills and nine cobble sections. The finale is the exact same as the men’s route.
Looking ahead to the race coach Hans Timmermans (NED) said: “The Ronde van Vlaanderen is always a really difficult race and usually the best riders of the bunch can make a difference during this race. I am expecting this scenario to happen and we can be very confident that Leah, who is showing great form at the moment, can make the decisive selection. Since the start of the season, Leah has been within the top 10 and she currently is ninth in the WorldTour ranking.
“The important moment of the parcours will be of course the Kwaremont and Paterberg in the final 20km and we have to stay alert and be in a good position. The goal of the team will be a top 10 result with Leah and this would be a great achievement in such a race.”