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Trixi Worrack will lead a strong roster for CANYON//SRAM Racing in the next UCI Women's WorldTour race, Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday 26 March. Worrack is joined by British and Italian road champions Hannah Barnes and Elena Cecchini, along with Lisa Brennauer and Barbara Guarischi for a formidable line-up.
Worrack said the team has been racing aggressively and although has several different cards to play on Sunday, doesn't give away if the team will race for Elena Cecchini who currently holds second place in the Women's WorldTour overall. "We've had strong races at Ronde van Drenthe and Trofeo Binda, and then this week in Belgium we showed we have...
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Lisa Brennauer today sprinted to third place at Dwars door Vlaanderen in Waregem, Belgium. After the Oude Kwaremont 78km into the race, the iconic Paterberg climb quickly followed where a selection of 16 riders was created with 4 riders from CANYON//SRAM Racing: Lisa Brennauer, Hannah Barnes, Alena Amialiusik and Tiffany Cromwell. The team tried several attacks, with Hannah Barnes solo move in the final lasting until 2km to go, before the small peloton sprinted to the line. The race was won by Lotta Lepistö (CBT) from Gracie Elvin (OGE) with Brennauer in third place.
Read below the rider's comments on the race with images...
CANYON//SRAM Racing will return to Belgium tomorrow to race Dwars door Vlaanderen in Tielt. The team's roster will be British road champion Hannah Barnes, Lisa Brennauer, Tiffany Cromwell, Barbara Guarischi, German road champion Mieke Kröger and Leah Thorvilson.
The 114km race has five climbs including the cobbled classics of Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg and can be considered a prelude to the spring monument of Ronde van Vlaanderen just ten days later.
Thorvilson, the inaugural winner of Zwift Academy, will have her third race with the team and her rate of progress in the first month of the season has surprised even herself. Thorvilson raced at Omloop...
Elena Cecchini today finished fifth in the third race of the UCI Women's WorldTour, Trofeo Binda - Comune di Cittiglio, Italy. For the first time in over ten years, the race finished in a reduced bunch sprint where Coryn Rivera (SUN) outsprinted a peloton of 25 riders to take victory.
The race was aggressive as expected but it wasn't until the final two circuits around the town of Cittiglio that the peloton really started to split. Tiffany Cromwell launched a solo attack with around 30km to go and was caught on the top of the penultimate climb in Orino.
Soon after Alena Amialiusik...
When you ask riders for their favourite race, spring classics like the recent Strade Bianche or the longstanding Ronde van Vlaanderen are unsurprisingly listed. In the same breath rider after rider names Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio as one of their favourite races on the women's calendar. This holds true for Alena Amialiusik, Elena Cecchini and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot. The trio are joined by Hannah Barnes, Tiffany Cromwell and Alexis Ryan for the third race of the UCI Women's WorldTour on Sunday 19 March.
The 131km race keeps the same course as the 2016 edition. One large lap followed by four local circuits...