One week after the fifth UCI WWT stage race held in Norway, it is now turn for Boels Rental Ladies Tour. The twentieth edition of Boels Rental Ladies Tour will witness the penultimate round of the 2017 UCI WWT series and the final stage race of the series. From Tuesday, 29 August the Netherlands will be once again the center of women’s cycling.
Boels Rental Ladies Tour is a stage race that has been held uninterruptedly since 1998 under UCI WE 2.1 status and that will make its debut in the UCI Women’s World Tour series. Riders will have to cover approximately 570 kilometres throughout its six racing days, including a prologue, an ITT and four road race stages. Dutch rider Marianne Vos (WM3 Energie) is the current record holder of the race, with four pro victories.
From Tuesday, 29 August until Sunday, 3 September
Prologue : Wageningen-Wageningen 4.3km local time 14:30 until 16:40 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Annemiek van Vleuten Our outsider: Nettie Edmondson
Stage 2: Eibergen – Arnhem 132.8km local time 12:00 until 15:15 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Chloe Hosking Our outsider: Sheyla Gutiérrez
Stage 3: Roosendaal-Roosendaal 16.9km ITT local time 13:30 until 17:15 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Ellen van Dijk Our outsider: Pernille Mathiesen
Stage 4: Gennep-Weert 121.4km local time 14:00 until 17:10 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Kirsten Wild Our outsider: Skylar Schneider
Stage 5: Stramproy-Vaals 137.5km local time 12:00 until 15:20 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Elisa Longo Borghini Our outsider: Amanda Spratt
Stage 6: Sittard-Sittard 157.1km local time 12:00 until 16:00 approx (UTC +2)
Our favourite: Lucinda Brand Our outsider: Janneke Ensing
Favourites & Outsiders
Our favourite: Annemiek van Vleuten
Our outsider: Thalita de Jong
Sheyla Gutiérrez (Cylance) will be our only Spanish representative at the first UCI WWT edition of Boels Rental Ladies Tour.
Dutch rider Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) won the previous edition of Boels Rental Ladies Tour. Her compatriot and teammate Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) and Belarusian Alena Amialiusik (Canyon//SRAM) completed the podium, in second and third place respectively.
How to follow the race
A few Twitter accounts and hashtags (among others) to follow the race:
A few Facebook accounts: