Race Preview: LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour
Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank will be racing the LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour, a six day UCI stage race that starts tomorrow through Sunday, June 2. Held in Germany, the race covers around 525 kilometers and over 17,000 feet of climbing over the six stages, including a time trial on Saturday.
Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank’s roster for Thüringen is: Alice Cobb (GBR), Nina Kessler (NED), Shannon Malseed (AUS), Emily Newsom (USA) and Rozanne Slik (NED).
The race is known for its short, punchy climbs, fast descents and undulating terrain. In last year’s edition of the race, Rozanne Slik won stage five in Dörtendorfer, out-kicking the competition atop the famous ‘Hankaberg’.
The team brings experience and strength to this year’s race. After some rest days following the Tour of California and the Tour of Chongming Island, the team is ready to line up once again in Europe.
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Race Schedule: [More on Race Website]
Stage 1: Gera, Germany Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Start time: 5pm local time (8am PST) Stage length: 98.4 km Altitude: ↑ 513m ↓ 513m (two laps) Finish time 7:50pm (~10:50am PST)
Stage 2: Around Schleiz Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Start time: 2pm local time (5am PST) Stage length: 113,4 km Altitude: ↑ 1.759m↓ 1.759m Finish time ~ 5:15pm (~8:15am PST)
Stage 3: Around Dörtendorfer Thursday, May 30, 2019 Start time: 11am (2am PST) Stage length: 94 km Altitude: each lap ↑ 501m↓ 501m (three laps) Finish time ~1:45pm (~4:45 PST)
Stage 4: Around Gotha Friday, May 31, 2019 Start time: 2pm (5am PST) Stage length: 114,8 km Altitude: ↑ 1.673m ↓ 1.673m Finish time ~5:20pm (~8:20pm)
Stage 5: Meiningen Time Trial Saturday, June 1, 2019 Start time: 3pm first rider off (6am PST) Stage length: 17,9 km – Time Trail Altitude: ↑ 251m ↓ 251m
Stage 6: Around Altenburg Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 Start time: 10am (1am PST) Stage length: 86,3 km Altitude: ↑ 713m ↓ 714m Finish time ~12:20 PM (3:20am PST)