From Friday till Sunday Liv Racing Xstra is riding its last race of the season. The team starts in the inaugural edition of the Tour de Romandie Feminin.
The first edition of the Tour de Romandie Feminin contains three stages. The peloton starts in Lausanne for a hilly first stage. After just 8 kilometres into the stage the first climb is there. The course goes up and down for the next 100 kilometres, followed by a descent and flat final part to the finish. On the second day the first part of the stage is flat, followed by an extreme hard second part with a 20,5 kilometres long climb to Thyon 2000. The third and final stage is again hilly, but has a relative flat final part of the stage. So this stage could be suitable for a (reduced) bunch sprint.
For the final race of this season Liv Racing Xstra brings Eva Buurman, Jeanne Korevaar, Katia Ragusa, Quinty Ton, Silke Smulders and Sabrina Stultiens to the start line. For the latter it was a tough season, which really started for her in June after dealing with long covid. “I am really looking forward to this race and motivated to finish this season in a good way. For me it was quite a short season after covid kept me off the bike for a long time. Wednesday we arrived in Switzerland and did a short ride of an hour. It is a beautiful scenery, which even motivates me more to get racing for the last time this season.”
“It will be a hard race, especially the second stage is really hard with the uphill finish in Thyon 2000. There are some strong competitors on the start list as well. I really would like to show myself in this race, but it is hard to say where I will end up in this race. For sure I will give my best and battle for a good result every day. In Binche we showed we are all really motivated to show ourselves in this last race of the season”, Stultiens finished her preview.
07/10, stage 1: Lausanne – Lausanne (134.4 km)
08/10, stage 2: Sion – Thyon 2000 (104.5 km)
09/10, stage 3: Fribourg – Genève (147.6 km)