CCC-Liv to start European season at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
Feb 20 2019 09:18 pm CET

CCC-Liv to start European season at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
CCC-Liv to start European season at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas /

South African champion Ashleigh Moolman Pasio is set to lead CCC-Liv at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. Pauliena Rooijakkers will also fight for a good GC placement in the Spanish race.

The Dutch team will start its European season in the Spanish stage race. CCC-Liv has already been doing training in Girona, Spain, for a week and a half, and it is ready to face its next challenge.

"We have been able to complete good endurance training and also specific training courses, focused on the individual training programmes of the riders," commented Sports Director Jeroen Blijlevens. "We have also been focusing on details. For example, downhill specialist Oscar Saiz was with us for a few days for downhill and technique training."

The four stages of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana will be challenging, but the third one is set to make the biggest differences with a three-kilometre final climb that is at five kilometres from the finish line.

Moolman Pasio will be the GC card of the team and Rooijakkers will also have the chance to show her strengths in the routes with altitude differences. "It would be nice if we ended up high in the ranking," Blijlevens affirmed.

"But it is still early in the season. There is a strong field of participants, all major teams are represented and they did not sit idly last winter either."

CCC-Liv's complete roster for the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana (21st to 24th of February):

Pauliena Rooijakkers
Riejanne Markus
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
Marta Lach
Agnieszka Skalniak
Valerie Demey
Evy Kuijpers



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