The women’s world championship road race is on TOMORROW Saturday 23 September and we have five riders racing! Hannah Barnes (GBR), Elena Cecchini (ITA), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA), Lisa Brennauer (GER) and Trixi Worrack (GER).
The race starts tomorrow at 13:30 CEST where 153 women representing 47 different countries will take to the start line. The peloton will race 8 laps of a tough 19.1km circuit (152.8km total).
After winning bronze at MTB world championships two weeks ago Pauline said she’s had some good recovery time at home.
“I feel good now and I’m recovered from MTB worlds and the trip home from Australia. I’ve seen the course and it’s going to be a hard race but I feel ready. I’m really excited to see what I can do. I feel ready to fight tomorrow,” stated Pauline.
Trixi, who also raced the ITT on Tuesday said the course is not dissimilar to a spring classics course. “It’s not super hard with long climbs but it’s a mix of being technical with short sharp climbs. When it’s raced aggressively it will be an exciting race. I think it’s most likely a small group will come to the line for the finish.”
Hannah, who was ninth in Tuesday’s individual time trial said the course will create some exciting racing. “I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I’ve recovered as much as possible from the TTT and the ITT and tomorrow I will do my best. It’s also exciting to race in front of the crowds here in Bergen, the atmosphere is going to be great!”