Marianne Vos and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio to captain CCC-Liv in OVO Energy Women's Tour
Jun 07 2019 02:29 am CET

Marianne Vos and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio to captain CCC-Liv in OVO Energy Women's Tour
Marianne Vos and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio to captain CCC-Liv in OVO Energy Women's Tour
CCC-Liv © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

CCC-Liv will start in the OVO Energy Women's Tour with a strong roster that includes Marianne Vos and South African champion Ashleigh Moolman Pasio.

Vos won the first edition of the race in 2014 and finished in the second position in 2018, while Moolman Pasio stepped on the second place of the podium in 2016. The two riders will start on the race along with a strong roster of upcoming talents that can also take their chances in the race.

"Marianne Vos won the first edition of the Women’s Tour," explained CCC-Liv's sports director Jeroen Blijlevens. "Also the last two years we have performed very well here as a team. We won the final stage one year and last year, we finished in places two and three in the overall ranking. Our team is doing well, although - of course - we have a number of new faces in our squad. Ashleigh joined this season, but she already knows what it is like to be on the podium here.

"The Women’s Tour was concluded in a matter of seconds last year. The course has changed a bit this time and it is more selective. The penultimate stage, in particular, is difficult. There are more possibilities to make a difference in the general classification, although every second count. Each stage has two intermediate sprints and additional bonus seconds at the finish line. We will try to win a stage and then see to what extent we can go for the classification."

The team has had already successes in several races in 2019 so far and wants to keep going on that path. "CCC-Liv is experiencing a strong phase and we want to continue the positive feeling in England as well," commented Blijlevens.

"Pauliena has gained a lot of confidence after her excellent races in California and Thüringen. Valerie has had some bad luck, but will definitely be back. Jeanne and Marianne have just completed altitude training. And Ashleigh and Riejanne did not race either but did some training instead. They are fresh and ready to jump into it."

CCC-Liv's roster for the OVO Energy Women's Tour (10th to 15th of June):

Pauliena Rooijakkers
Riejanne Markus
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
Valerie Demey
Marianne Vos
Jeanne Korevaar




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