Wrapping up the team’s 3rd World Tour race in one week, Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank now looks to Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, March 31, the fifth race on the UCI WWT calendar. Lining up for team will be Brodie Chapman (AUS), Alison Jackson (CAN), Nina Kessler (NED), Kendall Ryan (USA), Rozanne Slik (NED) and Lauren Stephens (USA).
The 137km course, held between Leper and Wevelgem in Belgium, is another flatter race but includes several climbs, including two at the Kemmelberg and a cobbled ascent less than 40km from the finish. With crosswinds, narrow roads, cobbled sections and climbs, Gent-Wevelgem can play out in a number of ways, in a breakaway or bunch sprint.
At the team’s last race, Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne, Kessler (17th), Jackson (19th) and Ryan (22nd) finished with the lead group. The team will be looking to advance on the climbs at Gent-Wevelgem to be in the mix again at the finale of the race.
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