Lianne Lippert, Floortje Mackaij and Juliette Labous lead Sunweb's ambitions at Strade Bianche
Jul 28 2020 05:07 am CET

Lianne Lippert, Floortje Mackaij and Juliette Labous lead Sunweb's ambitions at Strade Bianche
Lianne Lippert, Floortje Mackaij and Juliette Labous lead Sunweb's ambitions at Strade Bianche
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Lianne Lippert is set to be at the start line of Strade Bianche as leader of the WorldTour, and she will have next to her a strong roster for Sunweb.

The opening race of the restart of the Women's WorldTour will be 136 kilometres long and will include several gravel sectors that along the heat of the Italian summer, will make it a challenging competition. The race will include the already iconic finish at the Piazza del Campo of Siena.

Sunweb will be at the start line with the leader of the WorldTour Lippert, who along Floortje Mackaij and Juliette Labous will captain the team's ambitions. "We are eager to restart the season at Strade Bianche, with Liane taking to the start as the leader in the Women's WorldTour," said Sunweb's coach Hans Timmermans. "The parcours of Strade Bianche suits her well, so we hope and aim to keep a hold of the jersey.

"Both Floortje and Juliette look to be in good shape after good training at our Keep Challenging Center in Limburg and at altitude, so we hope to use them as cards to play in the race. With this trio of riders we will search for opportunities in the finale of the race, with Coryn, Leah and Franziska riding strongly in support. Positioning is key in Strade Bianche so we always need to be alert and ride as a team to cover any attacks before the finale."

Sunweb's roster for Strade Bianche (August 1):

Leah Kirchmann
Franziska Koch
Juliette Labous
Liane Lippert
Floortje Mackaij
Coryn Rivera




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