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February 25/16 13:18 pm - Ewart to Race Spring Classics with Unitedhealthcare


Posted by Editoress on 02/25/16
 

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is launching an ambitious campaign of European racing with 10 high-profile UCI and Women's WorldTour races on the calendar between the end of February and the beginning of April. Canadian Annie Ewart is scheduled to be one of the team members to ride these races.

 

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With the 2016 Summer Olympics on the horizon, the women's squad is looking to build experience and gain valuable racing days with the strongest riders in the world at such renowned races as the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on February 28th, all the way through the Spring Classics calendar until the jewel in the crown of racing in Belgium, the Ronde Van Vlaanderen.

Women's European Campaign Schedule

Name Rank Location Date
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad UCI 1.1 Belgium 27-February
Omloop van Het Hageland UCI 1.1 Belgium 28-February
Le Samyn UCI 1.2 Belgium 2-March
Ronde van Drenthe WWT Netherlands 12-March
Drentse Acht van Westerveld UCI 1.2 Netherlands 13-March
Trofeo Alfredo Binda WWT Italy 20-March
Gent Wevelgem WWT Belgium 27-March
Pajot Hills Classic UCI 1.2 Belgium 30-March
Ronde van Vlaanderen WWT Belgium 3-April
Energiewacht Tour UCI 2.2 Netherlands 6-10 April



Rachel Heal will oversee the European campaign as sporting director for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, "We are taking the team to Europe for a good concentrated period of racing. It will allow us to race several WWT [Women's WorldTour] races and other classic races as well as a stage race to end the block, the Energiewacht Tour. The style of racing is very different to what we are used to in the US and although some of the riders have experience in these races, for others it will be the first time they have experienced it. Being able to race week in, week out will give the girls plenty of opportunity to learn this different style of racing, and find their feet in the European peloton."

European Roster

Annie Ewart
Katie Hall
Abby Mickey
Diana Penuela
Coryn Rivera
Hayley Simmonds
Iris Slappendel
Linda Villumsen

 

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