The organisers of the Simac Ladies Tour have revealed the route for the upcoming edition.
The only WorldTour stage race in the Benelux region and the biggest stage race in the Netherlands will take place from 24 to 29 August. In total, the riders will cover 584km of racing in this year’s edition of the race. Featuring flat stages, time trialling, as well as tougher stages, the race will be the starting point for several riders to regain their race rhythm after the Olympic Games and ahead of the World Championships.
The course covers 584 km and starts and finishes in the province of Gelderland. The Simac Ladies Tour will start with a prologue in Ede and ends with a challenging stage around Arnhem. With flat stages, a time trial. and climbing stages, this event has something for all riders
After the 2.4km opening time trial, the peloton heads to Zwolle. The 135km route takes them via Hasselt, the town where Anna van der Breggen spent her childhood, to Hardenberg. The next stage, the GC stands to be potentially shaken up with a 22km time trial in Gennep, a location frequented in previous editions of the race. The same is true for Weert, the finishing town for a 125km long stage starting in Stramproy. This is followed by a stage of around 150km from Geleen to Sweikhuizen, and another stage of similar length starting in Arnhem.
24 August: Prologue around Ede – 2.4 km start 12.15
25 August: 1st stage: Zwolle-Hardenberg: 134.4 km start 11:00
26 August: 2nd stage: time trial Gennep 22.2 km start 12:00
27 August: 3rd stage: Stramproy – Weert 125.9 km start 11.15
28 August: 4th stage: Geleen – Sweikhuizen 148.9 km start 10:00
29 August: 5th stage: Arnhem – Posbank 150.3 km starts at 10:00