Boels Rental Ladies Tour Preview (2.WWT)

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.

Parcours

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: [HOL] Annemiek van Vleuten Our outsider: [AUS] Nettie Edmondson

Stage 2: Eibergen – Arnhem 132.8km local time 12:00 until 15:15 approx (UTC +2)

 

Our favourite: [AUS] Chloe Hosking Our outsider: [ESP] Sheyla Gutiérrez

Stage 3: Roosendaal-Roosendaal 16.9km ITT local time 13:30 until 17:15 approx (UTC +2)

Our favourite: [HOL] Ellen van Dijk Our outsider: [DIN] Pernille Mathiesen

Stage 4: Gennep-Weert 121.4km local time 14:00 until 17:10 approx (UTC +2)

Our favourite: [HOL] Kirsten Wild Our outsider: [USA] Skylar Schneider

Stage 5: Stramproy-Vaals 137.5km local time 12:00 until 15:20 approx (UTC +2)

Our favourite: [ITA] Elisa Longo Borghini Our outsider: [AUS] Amanda Spratt

Stage 6: Sittard-Sittard 157.1km local time 12:00 until 16:00 approx (UTC +2)

Our favourite: [HOL] Lucinda Brand Our outsider: [HOL] Janneke Ensing

Favourites & Outsiders

EstrellaEstrellaEstrellaEstrella  [HOL] Annemiek van Vleuten, [HOL] Anna van der Breggen, [HOL] Ellen van Dijk

EstrellaEstrellaEstrella [POL] Kasia Niewiadoma, [ITA] Elisa Longo Borghini, [ALE] Lisa Brennauer
EstrellaEstrella  [AUS] Shara Gillow, [GBR] Hannah Barnes, [BEL] Ann-Sophie Duyck, [NZL] Linda Villumsen
Estrella [HOL] Chantal Blaak, [UCR] Hanna Solovey, [FRA] Audrey Cordon-Ragot, [HOL] Thalita de Jong, [HOL] Lucinda Brand

Betting area

Our favourite[HOL] Annemiek van Vleuten

Our outsider: [HOL] Thalita de Jong

Participants

Sheyla Gutiérrez (Cylance) will be our only Spanish representative at the first UCI WWT edition of Boels Rental Ladies Tour.

Startlist

Previous edition

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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.

Results

Highlights

How to follow the race

Social media

Twitter

A few Twitter accounts and hashtags (among others) to follow the race:

Facebook

A few Facebook accounts:

Sources

Official website
Women Cycling Fever
Pro Cycling Stats

Written by:
Diego Martín

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