Lucinda Brand to captain Sunweb in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Apr 28 2019 03:10 am CET

Lucinda Brand to captain Sunweb in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Lucinda Brand to captain Sunweb in Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Team Sunweb © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Lucinda Brand is set to be Team Sunweb's leader in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The Dutch rider will start in the race for the second time of her career.

The ninth appointment of the UCI Women's WorldTour will be 138.5 kilometres long over a rolling route that will feature five climbs and a whole new finish in the centre of Liege. Brand started in the race in 2018 for the first time and she finished in the 19th position, with the new finale, she expects to improve from that result.

"A mythical race, the change in route for Liège-Bastogne-Liège this year should invite some aggressive and exciting racing," said Sunweb's coach Nicolas Marche. "The flatter finish will mean those that want to make the race tough will attack from further out in an effort to reduce the bunch.

"This is good for us as Lucinda will be our leader for the race and she performs best in open and aggressive races. The rest of the team will be there to support her and bring her to the finale of the race as fresh as possible."

Team Sunweb's line-up for Liege-Bastogne-Liege (28th of April):

Lucinda Brand
Janneke Ensing
Leah Kirchmann
Juliette Labous
Floortje Mackaij
Coryn Rivera




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