Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra. Author: Team Movistar
Cuban Arlenis Sierra competes this Saturday in Belgium in Omloop het Nieuwsblad, the first great classic race of 2023, with a Movistar Team gala kit full of world stars.
The Spanish-based club announced Sierra, Dutch Annemiek van Vleiten and Flortier Mackay and German Liana Lippert, the top four routers in the world, accompanied by the “Danish Rocket”, Emma Norsgaard, a pure force in the final. experienced French champion Aude Bianique, exceptional tactician.
The team will look to repeat the triumph of road cycling’s all-time leader Van Fluiten, who won this WorldTour match in 2022, in a dream season where the Cuban also shone in his debut with the “telephone”.
Today, 24 elite teams will face each other over the 132.2km (km) stretch from Ghent to Ninove, with eight hills and five paved sections that gets extremely challenging in the final 50km.
While van Vleuten is often elusive with her stunning attacks on the steepest slopes, escorting and positioning her teammates will be key until the crucial moment.
Source: Juventud Rebelde