Leading women’s cycling team Velocio-SRAM is gearing up to put up a successful fight at the upcoming Flanders Tour this Easter Sunday. The team would be striving hard to bag its 1st European victory this season.
The Velocio-SRAM participating for Tour Flanders include Barbara Guarischi, Karol-Ann Canuel, Tiffany Cromwell, Lisa Brennauer, Trixi Worrack & Alena Amialiusik.
Belarusian champ Alena Amialiusik would be striving hard to improve from her 5th place at Trofeo Binda Cup & flaunt the team colors with glory at the race front.
“We have experienced this course earlier & as is expected from Flanders, it’s a typical hard-fought race”, stated Amialisuik. “We’ve great players in our squad to play this race & I’m pretty confident that we would be able to improve our state from what was the previous week.”
The Belarusian rider couldn’t finish 2014 Flanders Tour given her 33rd position in 2013 yet her great results a 2nd Worlds this season & 7th position at the Strade Bianche, worked to boost up her confidence.
Ronny Lauke, sport director of Velocio-SRAM is thrilled by this 144km parcours that features 5 cobbled areas & 10 climbs including Paterberg that is situated just 13km prior to Oudenaarde finish & believes that the squad is all set for challenge.
“There’re several opportunities for this race to get split & for the prevention of early attacks”, stated Lauke.
“Flanders Tour is very different from other Worlds. Successful cyclists require to come up with unique strength, ability & skill to cope up with technical demands”, continued Lauke.
“However the riders here must be focused hard & utilize their very tactical nous throughout the whole 144km.”
The team is also pinning hopes on Tiffany Cromwell, the classics specialist, who has enhanced her position over time at this race.