27.04.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
CANYON//SRAM RACING ANNOUNCE ITS ROSTER FOR LA VUELTA BY CARREFOUR
CANYON//SRAM Racing line up for one of the biggest stage races of 2023 with a stellar roster for La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour starting on Monday, 1 May. The team’s seven-rider squad is Ricarda Bauernfeind, Elise Chabbey, Chloé Dygert, Kasia Niewiadoma, Pauliena Rooijakkers, Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka and Alice Towers.
It will be the first time the tour has consisted of seven stages and the first time it’s been held in May, as the peloton makes a rapid switch from spring classics to stage racing. It’s also the first road race of the 2023 season for Chloé, after racing with the USA national team at last weekend’s UCI track world cup in Milton, Canada. She’ll now line up as a key part of the team’s plans for the tour that opens with a team time trial stage in the south of Spain and ends with a summit finish in the northern region.
Throughout the week, the peloton races over 700km and more than 8500m of elevation. A mix of sprint and undulating early stages make way for a challenging final stage, with the 16 km-long Lagos de Covadonga climb, at an average of 7.4%, set to clearly crown the best climber in the race.
After a delayed start to her season, Chloé says she can’t wait to get racing with the team.
“Some setbacks in my winter training blocks derailed my early season plans. I would say I’ve had more spring training than winter training in preparation for this season. But I am happy to be now healthy and fit enough to join CANYON//SRAM Racing for La Vuelta by Carrefour,” explains Chloé.
“I’m grateful to have been able to pin a number on my back again at last weekend’s track world Cup. I can say I am finally 100% healthy, just a few aches and pains here and there. I haven’t been this healthy in three years. I still have to work on my fitness, but I am just so happy to be back racing.”
The opening TTT will be a highlight for Chloé, but she says she can’t wait to be with her teammates and race together for the win at every opportunity.
“It’s my second race with the team, and I’m feeling excited. The TTT is always fun and will be a great way to start the tour. As for my goals, I’m here to be the best teammate possible. Whether it’s for me or one of my teammates, I’m here to do whatever it takes to get our CANYON//SRAM jersey to the line first. It’s also a big race for me leading up to my major target races for the year!” adds Chloé.
HOW TO WATCH
La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour starts on Monday, 1 May. The tour can be followed on Twitter with #LaVueltaFemenina. A live broadcast will be shown on RTVE, NOS, FloBikes, RTVC Senal, Eurosport, Sky Sport, RTBF, TV2, Peacock, Supersport, SBS, GCN, ESPN, SSC, and JSPORTS.
Stage 1 | TORREVIEJA – TORREVIEJA | 14.5km TTT | First team 12:34CEST | Broadcast 12:30CEST
Stage 2 | ORIHUELA – PILAR DE LA HORADADA | 105.8km | Stage start 14:10CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 3 | ELCHE DE LA SIERRA – LA RODA | 157.8km | Stage start 12:30CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 4 | CUENCA – GUADALAJARA | 133.1km | Stage start 13:15CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 5 | LA CABRERA – MIRADOR DE PEÑAS LLANAS. RIAZA | Stage start 11:45CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST
Stage 6 | CASTRO-URDIALES – LAREDO | 106.1km | Stage start 12:20CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST
Stage 7 | POLA DE SIERO – LAGOS DE COVADONGA | 93.1km | Stage start 12:40CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST