PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling : Giant-Shimano: Sparkassen Giro

Now On Pez
Daily Distractions!
Tech N Spec
Lugo - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Gianni Meersman (Belgium / Team Etixx - Quick Step) - Fabio Felline (Italie / Trek Factory Racing) - Kevin Reza (France / Team FDJ)  pictured during stage 5 from Viveiro to Lugo - Vuelta Espana 2016 - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2016
Toolbox
Cortals d¥Encamp  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Christopher Froome (Team Sky)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 11 from  Andorra la Vella to Cortals d¥Encamp - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015
Pez Videos
<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="280" height="150" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/86smBkPgGFw?autoplay=0&wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Readers' Rigs
basaltwheelscover
Features
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Men’s Omnium Scratch Race - 14/08/2016 - Mark Cavendish (GBR) pictured during track day-4 - Olympic Games 2016 in Rio - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
Travel
gfsestriere16-switch940
PezShop
springsale16-feature-300
NewsWire
airlok-7-red-650
Eurotrash
<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="280" height="150" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5A9zuLcXjak?autoplay=0&wmode=opaque" frameborder="0"></iframe>
NewsWire
Giant-Shimano: Sparkassen Giro
logogiantshimano After an impressive display at the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France in Paris, Team Giant-Shimano Women’s Team return to World Cup action on Sunday.

A six rider team will line up at the one-day Sparkassen Giro in Germany for the sixth World Cup race of the season, the last of which was won by Kirsten Wild (NED) who will line up again here.

The race is based on a 15km circuit with a climb each lap favouring a breakaway but if teams race hard for a sprint it could also end up in a fast finish. Team Giant-Shimano have a flexible team capable of challenging in both circumstances.

“Kirsten showed her speed again in Paris on Sunday and for a bunch sprint we can count on her,” said Women’s Team coach Hans Timmermans (NED). “In Amy Pieters and Claudia Lichtenberg we have two riders who are capable of getting into the breaks and getting a result from here too.

“It will be a hard race as the World Cups always are and is an important one for us, but I am confident that we can challenge well here with strong team work and a good plan for the race.”

The team is then completed by Sara Mustonen (SWE), Julia Soek (NED) and Marijn De Vries (NED) who will play an important role in supporting either the sprint preparation or making sure that the team are represented at the front of the race.

WEBSITE
http://www.sparkassen-giro.de/index.php/de/

LINE-UP
Claudia Lichtenberg (GER)
Sara Mustonen (SWE)
Amy Pieters (NED)
Julia Soek (NED)
Marijn De Vries (NED)
Kirsten Wild (NED)

COACH
Hans Timmermans (NED)

 

Pez Comments

Related Stories

Comments?