Lotto-Belgium Tour Preview (WE 2.1)

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Introduction

The 5th edition of the Lotto-Belgium Tour is held from Tuesday, September 6th until Friday, September 9th. Riders will have to cover approximately 331 kilometres throughout four stages, including a prologue. As in the four previous editions of the race the final stage will finish in the iconic municipality of Geraardsbergen, with two ascents to Kapelmuur and Bosberg.

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten will be back to competition after the heartbreaking crash she suffered during Rio Olympics road race. The race will allow the fighting Dutch rider to assess her fitness level and determine what to do next in her preparation for Doha 2016 Road World Championships.

A total of 23 teams, including five national teams, and 128 riders will participate in this edition of Lotto-Belgium Tour. Belén López, Alba Teruel, Gloria Rodríguez, Empar Felix and Alicia González (Lointekwill be our Spanish representatives at the Belgian stage race.

Programme

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From Tuesday, September 6th until Friday, September 9th

Prologue : Nieuwpoort Niewpoort 4.37km Local Time: 15:00-17:20 approx (UTC +2)

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Our favourite: [HOL] Annemiek van Vleuten Our outsider: [HOL] Thalita De Jong  

1st stage: Moorslede Moorslede 121.4km Local Time: 14:00-17:05 approx. (UTC +2)

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Our favourite: [ITA] Barbara Guarischi  Our outsider: [HOL] Nina Kessler

2nd stage: Lierde – Lierde 107.9km Local Time: 13:05-15:55 approx. (UTC +2)

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Our favourite:  [HOL] Mariane Vos Our outsider: [ITA] Marta Bastianelli

3rd stage: Geraardsbergen Geraardsbergen 97.3km Local Time: 12:35-15:50 approx. (UTC +2)

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Our favourite: [SUE] Emma Johansson Our outsider: [AUS] Tiffany Cromwell

Favourites & Outsiders

EstrellaEstrellaEstrella  [SUE] Emma Johansson, [HOL] Mariane Vos, [ALE] Lisa Brennauer
EstrellaEstrella [ITA] Elisa Longo Borghini [ALE] Claudia Lichtenberg, [HOL] Lucinda Brand, [AUS] Tiffany Cromwell

Estrella [HOL] Thalita de Jong, [HOL] Annemiek van Vleuten, [BEL] Anisha Vekemans, [GBR] Hannah Barnes, [HOL] Amy Pieters, [ITA] Tatiana Guderzo

Betting area

Out favourite: [SUE] Emma Johansson
Our outsider:  [HOL] Thalita de Jong 

Participants

Startlist

Previous edition

Lotto Belgium _ KVM_8732
Previous edition winner Emma Johansson @Lotto Belgium / KVM

Swedish rider Emma Johansson (Sweden National Team) won the previous edition of the Lotto Belgium Tour finishing 6 seconds ahead of Danish rider Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark National Team) and thirteen seconds ahead of Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands National Team).

Results

Twitter

Twitter accounts & hashtags to follow: @_RoadAndMud /  / @LottoBelgTour

Sources

Official web
PCS
WomenCyclingFever

Written by:
Diego Martín

 

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