Team Jayco-AlUla is all set for the Thüringen Ladies Tour, which begins tomorrow the 23rd May and runs until 28th May in the German state of Thuringia.
Looking ahead to the stage race, team leader Ruby Roseman-Gannon said, “I’ve had a nice training block after the classics and I’m feeling confident for this next block of tours. This is a tour that we performed really well in last year, winning five out of six stages and the overall, so I’m excited to race it again. Compared to last year, it looks like there’s a bit more climbing and the addition of a team time trial for the first stage.
I think we have a super strong team for the TTT and I’m really excited to race it. The 9km course has some steep 1km climbs at the start and a fast finish so it’ll be a race that we have to pace right as a team to get the best out of everyone.”
Martin Vestby, the team’s Sport Director added, “This year, the race starts with a team time trial, so a solid result on day one will be important to set up our general classification chances for the rest of the race, and we have a strong team for this discipline.
In the past the race has come down to small margins and we know bonus seconds at the intermediate sprints and at the finish line can decide the race, so all the team will need to be attentive throughout the stages and look to control and follow dangerous moves.
Ruby will be our rider for the GC and she will be supported by a strong group, who are either coming in after racing in Spain or from a good training block, so everyone is ready to go.”