Two weeks after the fourteenth UCI WWT round, with the biggest prize pool in women’s cycling, held in London, it is now turn for Vårgårda, Sweden. The tenth edition of Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women’s WorldTour RR (previously part of the defunct UCI Women’s Road World Cup) will witness the fifteenth round of the 2017 UCI WWT series. On Friday, 11 August Vårgårda will be once again the center of women’s cycling.
Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women’s WorldTour TTT is a women’s elite cycling event part of a two one-day races weekend that includes a road race held on Sunday. The Team Time Trial event emerged in 2008, in conjunction with the road race (which was first held in 2006) and has been always part of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup or the UCI Women’s World Tour.
Sunday, 13 August 2017, local time from 09:35 until 13:10 approx (UTC+2)
Route 152km: Vårgårda – Vårgårda
Same race course as in the previous edition of Crescent Vårgårda Road Race, but lengthen in one short lap. Thus, starting in Vårgårda riders will have to cover four laps to a 11-kilometre circuit before entering the main circuit of the race. A 55-kilometre circuit, which includes four gravel sectors totalling 11.5 kilometres. Once the peloton has tackled the main circuit, riders will enter the final five laps to the 11-kilometre circuit.
Favourites & Outsiders
Lotta Lepistö, Chantal Blaak, Giorgia Bronzini
Janneke Ensing, Lizzie Deignan, Maria Giulia Confalonieri, Shara Gillow
Olga Zabelinskaya, Sheyla Gutiérrez, Gracie Elvin, Elise Delzenne, Alice Barnes, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Our favourite: Marianne Vos
Our outsider: Sheyla Gutiérrez
Sheyla Gutiérrez (Cylance) will be our only Spanish representative at the twelfth edition of Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women’s WorldTour RR.
Who to follow
15 riders to watch at Crescent Vårgårda UCI WWT Road Race
Swedish rider Emilia Fahlin (Alé Cipollini) won in front of her home crowds in Vårgårda the 15th round of the 2016 UCIWWT. Her superb victory came as a surprise and set her career best performance. Against all odds the then Alé Cipollini rider was the fastest in the group sprint, finishing ahead of Finish sprinter Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo Bigla) and Dutch rider Chantal Black (Boels-Dolmans), who completed the podium in second and third place respectively.
How to follow the race
The race will be broadcasted live on:
A few Twitter accounts and hashtags (among others) to follow the race:
A few Facebook accounts: