On the heels of a dominant Classics marketing campaign, SD Worx will head into the upcoming Vuelta Femenina focusing on one other large win. Demi Vollering, whose spring triumphs embrace wins at Strade Bianche, Dwars door Vlaanderen, the Amstel Gold Race, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, will prepared the ground for the Dutch squad over the upcoming week in Spain, with an in-form Marlen Reusser as one other card to play.
“We’ve a pleasant mixture of expertise and expertise initially. With this group we wish to compete for the general win and hopefully choose up a stage win in between,” stated sport director Anna van der Breggen.
Becoming a member of Vollering and Reusser in Spain are Elena Cecchini, Niamh Fisher-Black, Blanka Vas, Femke Markus, and Marie Schreiber. The occasion can be Schreiber’s debut as a member of the staff; the 20-year-old from Luxembourg joined the squad this season after rising as a cyclocross up-and-comer.
SD Worx can have a number of aims for the Vuelta, as outlined by van der Breggen.
“In such a multi-day race, it’s primarily about who recovers the very best,” she stated. “I hope within the meantime that we will proceed our kind from the spring.
“We’ve a number of targets. Marie Schreiber is driving her first race with the staff. For her, Blanka Vas and Femke Markus will probably be a matter of gaining expertise and seeing if they could be a assist to Demi Vollering, Marlen Reusser and Elena Cecchini. These riders carry the strain and with them we wish to get leads to the levels. Niamh Fisher-Black can attempt to have a go at stage wins of their shadow. With Demi Vollering, after all, we’re then additionally aiming for the general win.”
That can imply specializing in placing in a stable efficiency within the opening staff time trial after which gearing up for the exhausting climbs to return, notably within the latter half of the race.
“The fifth stage is kind of tough with some treacherous mountains,” van der Breggen stated. “The penultimate stage additionally has some tough climbs, however particularly the ultimate arrival on the Lagos de Covadonga is extremely robust, 13 kilometres at 7.7%.”
Vollering, who’s climbing in addition to anybody within the peloton proper now, will undoubtedly have the eye of her rivals because the street angles upward in central and northern Spain, however that didn’t cease her from hovering to a number of victories all through the Classics marketing campaign.
SD Worx’s bid for continued success on the Vuelta a Femenina will get underway on Monday in Torrevieja.