Lucinda Brand leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Giro Rosa
Jul 02 2019 02:55 am CET

Lucinda Brand leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Giro Rosa
Lucinda Brand leads Sunweb's GC aspirations in Giro Rosa
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Lucinda Brand will be Team Sunweb's leader in the Giro Rosa and next to her will be Juliette Labous to fight for a good GC position and the young rider classification.

The Italian grand tour is one of the most prestigious races in the women's calendar and Sunweb is ready to tackle it with a strong team. After showing a strong performance in the road race of the Dutch national championships, Brand leads the roster of the team to fight for the General Classification.

"The Giro is the longest and one of the most beautiful stages races in the women's calendar," said Sunweb's coach Nicolas Marche. "It is always difficult but this year looks set to be a really hard Giro and we'll see the best climbers in the world head to the race. We arrive at the Giro with six motivated riders, all with different roles within the team. Lucinda will be our card to play in the GC: she's just back from altitude camp and motivated to repeat the performance that saw her come fifth last year.

"Juliette starts her third Giro and this year she will try to stay as long as possible with Lucinda and potentially fight for the young rider classification. Floortje and Leah will be there to support the GC riders in the mountains but also to fight for stage wins for the team. Julia will be our road captain and use her experience to guide the team, and Pfeiffer arrives at the race to support the team but to also gain valuable experience because it is her first time racing the Giro."

Team Sunweb's roster for the Giro Rosa (5th to 14th of July):

Lucinda Brand
Pfeiffer Georgi
Leah Kirchmann
Juliette Labous
Floortje Mackaij
Julia Soek



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